Sharkarosa Zoo Logo Black

As seen on

Discovery and A & E Network Logos


Check Out What's Coming Up

Memorial Day

Sharkarosa Zoo will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Labor Day

Sharkarosa Zoo will be open on Labor Day, Monday August 4

Goat Yoga

Friday, June 2 at 10am.

Home School Day


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


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

Lemur looking at camera

Stay Up to Date

Our Facebook page is the best place to keep up with what’s going on here at the zoo.

You can find information about early closures due to weather, special hours, and exclusive deals.

We are always working hard to care for our animals so there isn’t always someone available to answer the phone.

Our Facebook page has the most up-to-date information.


Let's get the party started!

Thank you for wanting to celebrate with us!  Parties can be booked on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Your package includes all-day admission to the park and a two-hour reserved table in our snack bar.  Tables can be reserved with start times of 9:30, 11:30, or 1:30.  Each package includes a table for 10.  To request your birthday party please click here and we will be happy to help.
Our birthday party package includes:
  •         10 Child Tickets
  •         10 Bags of Animal Feed
  •         10 Meal Combos (Hot Dog or Roller, Chips, and a Drink)
  •         2 Adult Tickets
  •         1 Parking Pass
  •         Sharkarosa T-Shirt
  •         Reserved Table for 10

Cost: $250
Each person, including parents, will need a ticket to enter the park, additional guests are $15
Here at Sharkarosa, our animals are our number one priority.  For their safety, we do not allow balloons or confetti.  We also do not allow outside food or drinks except for your birthday cake.  
Happy Birthday Cake


Ruffed Lemurs laying around

Corporate Events

Make Your Next Event Amazing!

We would love to help you plan your next corporate event, private party, or special occasion.  Please contact us to discuss pricing and availability.

Corporate Events and More

Ringtail Lemurs at Sharkarosa Zoo

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! 

***Private Tours are only available Monday through Thursday.***


$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

Our field trips can be scheduled Mon-Thurs with start times of 9:30, 10:30, or 11:30.  Each field trip starts with a sixty-minute walk-thru tour of our facilities with one of our expert staff members.

During the second hour, free time is given to enjoy your picnic lunch in our front courtyard, visit 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.


Students $8 each
Teachers/Staff: $8 each *we comp one teacher for every 20 students.
Bus Drivers: Free
Chaperones: $15 per person

All field trips require a $300 non-refundable deposit to confirm your reservation. All payments must be collected before you arrive. We do not accept personal checks. Parents CANNOT pay at the gate the morning of the field trip. Sharkarosa is not open to the public during field trips therefore the ticket window is not open and there is no employee scheduled to take individual ticket sales. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Perfect for group outings.

People looking at Lions at Sharkarosa Zoo
Many students looking at the bear exhibit
Jay Bowman
Jay Bowman
We had an excellent time, the keeper was super friendly and knowledgeable.
Heather Stevens
Heather Stevens
sonia c.
sonia c.
This place is so cute, very entertaining and theybhave alot more animals than I thought, the pizza was good and all the employees were very friendly
Tracy Sales
Tracy Sales
Had a great time feeding animals and viewing others. It is a great size for younger kids and will bring my grandkids next time they are here.
Sonda Stokes
Sonda Stokes
Best kept secret zoo in North Texas. Happy animals, friendly staff!
Jordan Johnson
Jordan Johnson
Sharkarosa is the perfect place for a day date! My fiancé and I went there today to celebrate my 30th birthday. Not knowing what to expect-we were completely blown away by both the staff & the animals. Every single person we talked to was knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and their work. Special shout out to Kelsey who truly went above and beyond to connect, educate and give us a one of kind experience at the end of a long hot day! The animals were amazing. We had so much fun playing with the goats including 2 baby goats that were only a few days old and feeding the camels. Zion the lemur was a complete sweetheart and we were pleasantly surprised by how active all the animals were including Brutus the bearcat who was so excited when they brought his lunch! Overall, 5 star experience for kids or adults! We will be back!
Flor Ascencio
Flor Ascencio
Alexandra Gonzalez
Alexandra Gonzalez
We had such a lovely time at the petting zoo. They have both a good variety of animals (pigs, goats, caws, zebras, a lion, monkeys, bears, etc). You can walk around and feed the animals, or walk into the petting areas (goats). They have Two play grounds one for smaller kids, and other for bigger kids. They also have an shop inside (but it was close when we went). The place gets busy right around 11 AM on the weekends. We had such a good time that forgot to take pictures, but will do next time.
Elizabeth Pietrzak
Elizabeth Pietrzak
luisk luna
luisk luna
Great place for kids and adults to unwind and explore.

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!!