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Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo Means $5 Admission in January & February

Penguin Days at Dallas Zoo - $5 Admission in January & February

Enjoy a Day at the Dallas Zoo for Just $5!


Visit the African penguins and all the other animals at the Dallas Zoo during Penguin Days for just $5 per person (ages 3 and up; children under 3 and members of the Dallas Zoological Society are free). Discount Admission is available in January and February.

Penguin Days is a great time to enjoy the warmth of the Herpetarium, Bug U!, the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, and the Simmons Safari Base Camp at Giants of the Savanna. Parking remains at $8 per vehicle. When the temperature goes up in March, so does admission.

The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas with 106 acres of developed land, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, download the free iPhone app, visit, or call 469.554.7500.

Be sure to dress in your most comfy clothes and shoes, and don’t forget hats for the kids.

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  2. Mina Frannea 01/14/2013 at 11:04 am

    Thanks Ausa! You’re so sweet. 🙂 Doing my best to get better organized so I can blog more over here at DFWmama. Stop by my blog sometime –

  3. Cool Playground Mommy 01/10/2013 at 7:08 pm

    Mina! So glad to see you blogging again! Believe it or not, I was thinking about you recently. Hope all is well!