Lake Ray Hubbard Life: Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo, January 1st-February 28

Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo, January 1st-February 28

It's January and can you believe that for the past 2 days it's been in the 70's?!  Gotta love Texas weather! This fabulous weather is supposed to continue, so why not visit the Dallas ZOO ~ they have PENGUIN DAYS after all!  

                                      Dallas Zoo Penguin Days

What are PENGUIN DAYS you ask? It's from January 1st-February 28th. It's when admission is $5.00 Ages 3-64 / FREE Children (age 2 and under) instead of the usual $12 per children between 2 – 11, $15 for children 12 and adults (up to 64 years young) and $12 for seniors (65 & above)! Parking however is $8/car ... or you could take the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) RED LINE to the Dallas Zoo Station ~ day ticket is $5/person and children 5 and under are Free. Ummmm, yeah, any way you slice it, PENGUIN DAYS at the Dallas ZOO is a great deal!  

So put on your most comfortable shoes ~ gather up the kids and animal lovers and head to the Dallas ZOO to take advantage of the PENGUIN DAYS. The animal habitats will have you roaring! My son's favorite is the 11 acre Giants of the Savanna habitat where you can literally feed and pet the giraffes

                    Feeding the Giraffe          Petting the Giraffe    


... and of course the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo which has a stream for splashing, ponies for riding, and birds for feeding!  

                Hand Led Pony Rides          Talking with the Birds         Lacerte Petting Zoo 

Throughout the day, there are also numerous "Keeper Encounters & Training Demonstrations" that are both interactive and entertaining!  

                                                          Savanna Exhibit Encounter

Hungry, there's a number of places you can eat at with a variety of food to purchase or you can bring your own picnic lunch. My favorite spot is the Serengeti Grill ~ you can actually watch the lions roam around on the other side of the floor-to-ceiling tempered glass window!  

So whether you like lions or tigers or bears (oh my!) a PENGUIN DAYS at the Dallas ZOO will no doubt be FUN for all!     Dallas Zoo


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Comment balloon 6 commentsSamantha Smith • January 25 2013 06:59AM


Hi, Samantha -- great localism post and sounds like a great deal.  Who doesn't love a visit to the zoo!  all the best to you, Eric

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

I love the zoo.  My favorite was in San Diego, mostly because I got to take my two beautiful nieces.  But I would LOVE to get that close to a Giraffe.  Those are awesome pictures.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Samantha, what a great localism post and like Tammy, I love the zoo!  I can't wait for grandchildren to be able to have a reason to go back (my boys are grown now)!  And, love that you can so close to the animals there too.  Great post!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 7 years ago

Thanks Eric! Just in talking with a few moms at the park this week, I found that they didn't know about the Penguin Days ... so out came the post :)

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 over 7 years ago

Tammy ~ I LOVE the Zoo too! I was actually disapointed by the SD Zoo but really blown away by the Omaha Zoo & the Ft Worth Zoo! The Dallas Zoo has really stepped it up and have new habitats where the animals of the same nature habitat can actually interact with each other ... and are more visitor friendly with interactions! Feeding the Giraffe & Elephants IS super amazing! 

*Thanks for the pictures compliment ... believe it or not, they were taken with my phone! 

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 over 7 years ago

Thanks Debe! You don't need kiddos to go to the Zoo ... pack a lunch and treat yourself to a FUN day :)

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 over 7 years ago

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