Kid to Do at the Dallas Zoo Monkey See Monkey Do

Disclosure: We were given complimentary passes to the event in exchange for our honest thoughts on our experience. All opinions are 100% my own.

My husband and I were invited to a local fundraising event called Kid to Do at the Dallas Zoo this past weekend. We were able to leave our toddler with the teens and brought just the two middle girls along.

Kid To Do at Dallas Zoo

Kid to Do at the Dallas Zoo

We were unsure of what all to expect once we arrived, but we were treated like “Kings of the Jungle” from the moment we arrived. We were greeted with Valet Parking, and upon check-in instantly walked into a load of activities for the kids. A

mask craft table was the first thing the girls spotted, as well as a trolley waiting to carry  attendees to feed the giraffes. But, our first stop was the line of fun games set up for the kids to play and win small prizes.

With prizes in hand, we walked up on an animal keeper holding a large Boa Constrictor. The girls were a bit put off by it at first, but as we learned more about the large snake, JJ was able to at least lean in a little for a picture.

Kid To Do at Dallas Zoo

In fact, it seemed every time we turned a corner there was another animal encounter waiting. The girls were able to ride a camel and a pony, as well as touch a python {it was a bit smaller than the  boa constrictor}, a turtle, a opossum, goats, birds and a rabbit.

The games, rides, petting zoo, playground, and cotton candy kept the girls entertained. The were able to get their faces painted, caricatures drawn, and they even got to hop on a small zip line!

Not to mention, award-winning children’s singer, Eddie Coker was singing and entertaining the kids as we ate.

Kid To Do at Dallas Zoo

My husband and I were more interested in the variety of foods represented. Approximately 20 local restaurants came out to serve kid-friendly fare to all the attendees.

There was everything from shrimp, to chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, churros, nachos, and even cake and purple ice cream. Everything was so amazingly delicious.

Kid To Do at Dallas Zoo

The shrimp from Uncle Julio’s was probably our favorite, whereas the girls liked the nachos from El Fenix, hot dogs from Smashburger, and ice cream from Purple Cow. There was plenty of food to go around and we were more than full by the time we left.

The Dallas Zoo

Overall, we had a fantastic time. The fundraising event benefits the Dallas Zoological Society so that it may continue in its mission to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment, and wildlife conservation.

The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas, with a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers fascinating, fun programs for all ages. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

American Airlines is the official airline of the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 for ages 12 and above, $12 for ages 3-11, and free for ages 2 and younger and DZS members.

For more information visit www.DallasZoo.com

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