Starting April 1, the Dallas Zoo is moving to a flexible pricing program where tickets cost more or less depending on demand. Tickets will cost more for weekends than for weekdays during certain times of the year, and admission during warmer months will be more expensive than during colder ones. For instance, January and February will keep the discounted Penguin Days admission, which is $8 for those 3 and older. For August through December, tickets for those 12 and older will be $15 on weekdays and $17 on weekends. The new ticket prices for peak season, which is March through July, will be $19-$21 for those 12 and older, which is an increase of $2-$4 from past years. Another new twist is a monthly discount day, which starts in April. The first Tuesday of each month is Tiger Tuesday, when admission will be $8 for those 3 and older. Upcoming Tiger Tuesdays are April 6, May 4, June 1 and July 6. Pricing is the only change, though. Daily activities will still include more than 10 daily keeper chats, the macaw-in-flight experience, pop-up animal encounters in ZooNorth and hourly animal presentations at the Wild Encounters Stage. Timed tickets and parking passes must be purchased in advance.
The Dallas Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. Weekday pricing from April through July: $19, $15 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and older. Weekend pricing from April through July: $21, $16 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and older. Children 2 and under are admitted free. $10 for parking. dallaszoo.com.