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About Sharkarosa

Zoo Fun

Sharkarosa Zoo is self-guided with informational signs and staff to help you along the way. There are also educational presentations every 30 minutes throughout the day in various locations. While you are here please be sure to enjoy our petting zoo and covered picnic areas.

The Bear’s Den Snack Bar and Gift Shop is open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(We accept CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER)

Private Tours, Animal Encounters, Field Trips, A Petting Zoo, Food, An Amazing Gift Shop And More

Ruffed Lemur hanging on fence

Dining

Check out our outdoor dining areas and snack bar.

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Turtle and Lemur eating veggies on a tray

Petting Zoo

Get a chance to pet and feed some of your favorite animals. Animal Feed $3.00 per bag or 4 bags for $10.00

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Little girl feeding donkeys

Travel the World

White Tiger scratching back on the ground
Guide at Sharkarosa Zoo with megaphone talking about animals.

Private Tours

Includes a walking tour of the facility for up to 15 individuals.

Schedule a private tour with us and take your family on an adventure that includes the animals of Madagascar, Africa, Asia, North and South America, China, and Australia to name a few! 

Pricing

$300 for 1-15 people • $10 per person over that.
*This includes anyone age 3 and older.
$100 deposit due at time of booking

Field Trips

Includes a walking tour of the facility for up to 15 individuals.

We provide field trips for organized groups such as private and public schools, day cares, pre-schools, church groups and senior groups.  We are unique in that our facility is closed to the public, Monday through Thursday each week, which enables us to give your group a more personalized experience.  Additionally, we are a secure facility that only admits the students, teachers and pre-approved chaperones the day of your field trip.  Our field trips allow you and your group to enjoy the park for a two hour window.

Pricing

All field trips have a $300/25 person (students and teachers) minimum. All reservations are made on a first-come/first-serve basis and no reservation is confirmed without receipt of the $300 non-refundable deposit. We do require that bookings be made 30-45 days in advance. Bookings made forty-five (45) days or less from the date of the field trip require payment of the deposit at time of booking. All other booking deposits will be invoiced via email and are due upon receipt. Groups that book multiple days require a deposit for each day booked. PLEASE NOTE - YOUR FIELD TRIP IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT HAS BEEN PAID AND IS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IF NOT PAID IN A TIMELY MANNER. Purchase Orders are not accepted as a form of payment.

Perfect for group outings.

People looking at Lions at Sharkarosa Zoo
Many students looking at the bear exhibit

The Trip

A sixty minute walk-thru tour of our facilities with one of our expert staff members. Free time given to enjoy your picnic lunch in our front courtyard, a limited time visit in our petting zoo where the kids have an opportunity to brush some of our residents, visit the playground, or, should you choose to, visit the gift shop for that souvenir for the day! As of January 1, 2022 we no longer offer tram rides. ​

Cost of the field trip is as follows:

​Students (students are defined as those in your grade-level and classrooms attending):  $8 each

Teachers:  (Teachers are defined as those teaching the class attending) $8 each *we comp one teacher for every 20 students.

Bus Drivers:  Free

Additional Attendees (regardless of age):  $15 per person

*Prices subject to change without notice .

*Tickets sold online on the Sharkarosa Zoo website are not sold for field trip use.  Your final balance due is collected and turned in the morning of your field trip in one payment.  We do not accept individual payments the morning of the field trip so your chaperone money will also need to be collected in advance and turned in as one payment.  We do not offer refunds.  Failure to pay the balance due the morning of your field trip will result in a late fee and 10 day net terms.  Groupons may not be utilized for field trips.

Important:

To properly staff your field trip, we require an approximate head count at the time of booking.  Any changes to your numbers should be reported as soon as possible so that your final invoice can be accurate for payment the morning of your field trip.  Failure to pay your balance the morning of your field trip will result in late fees.  Deadline for headcount adjustments is one week prior to your field trip – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Your headcount should be reported as follows: 

# of students, # of teachers, # additional attendees. Additional attendees are anyone other than a student or teacher attending the field trip regardless of age.  Additional attendees, regardless of age, are admitted for $15 each.  We are unable to process refunds, so your count is very important.  In additional to your final headcount, the first and last names of all your additional attendees must be turned in at this time.  Additional attendees whose names have not been submitted to Sharkarosa in advance, will not be admitted to the Sharkarosa Zoo the day of your field trip.  Our facility is not open to the public during the week.  We are a CLOSED, private facility, and reserved strictly for field trips.  These requirements are made for the safety of your children.  

Ujwal Tamrakar
Ujwal Tamrakar
2022-09-14
It was an amazing experience at the ranch. Our 2 year old had a lot of fun petting some of the animals and feeding most of them and so did I. The ranch was fairly clean given the fact that there are so ny kinds of animals there. The smell was not bad either. The prices for the adults ($15) amd parking ($5) was reasonable I think. Children under 3 are free to enter. Most of the farm animals were active and interactive but the lions, tiger, kangaroo, hyena and bear were mostly sleeping during our 2 hour visit. The prices for the feed was reasonable as well ($10 for 4 bags or $3 for 1). Overall it was a great experience. I thought that the tours were confusing to track and locate and there were not enough staffs present. The ones that were present were friendly. Would definitely be interested to go again on a slightly less hotter day.
Juan Saldivar
Juan Saldivar
2022-09-03
I just want to say that I Love, Love, Love this place. Not a huge place, but it makes up for it with the love and care that they have for their animals. I love the encounters they have and it is so worth it to spend time learning and loving on them. Will definitely be back!!!
Catessa Perry
Catessa Perry
2022-06-08
Great visit! This was our first time here. We went during the week when it was likely a bit slower than the weekends. It was small enough to see everything without a ton of walking, yet large enough to enjoy the park and animals.
Jason Tatum
Jason Tatum
2022-05-19
Very nice staff and clean facility. Lots of animals to feed and interact with. Playgrounds for kids and food available in an AC environment. Great family venue. Challenging for the wheelchair bound or mobility challenged to move about the grounds. Lots of rock, gravel and uneven ground. Bring a motorized scooter if possible.
Jackie Thorley
Jackie Thorley
2022-03-06
Cannot say enough good things about this place! Everyone who works here is so awesome! Lots of cool animals for us and the kids. An up close encounter with adorable lemurs and some info on them and why they’re endangered/in the conservation program. Military friendly. This place made our stay in Pilot Point! ❤️
Meagan Murret
Meagan Murret
2022-01-31
For such a small area, you get to see a wide variety of animals. This is a great family activity. Staff were very polite and helpful. Unlike a traditional zoo, this is not an all day trip. In my opinion, 2-3 hours is sufficient. We were able to see most of the animals close up.
Jonna Gagnon
Jonna Gagnon
2022-01-15
This was a great little find in the "middle of nowhere" The animals all seamed happy and well taken care of. The guy who was roaming amongst the enclosures was very knowledgeable and could answer all questions. Nice variety of animals we had never seen before!
Sharkarosa Zoo has been nominated for the DFWChild Best for Families 2023 nominee for Best Place to See Animals!  We would appreciate your vote by clicking below.  Thank you!

Closed This Holiday Weekend

We will be closed this weekend to focus on the care of our animals. Thank you to all of our guests and supporters that have gifted the animals enrichment. Stay tuned to see them opening their gifts! 
 
We can’t wait to see you and your family next weekend when the weather will be nice and sunny!!