“Get into a staring contest with lions!”
So you’ve been in El Paso for a while now and you’re looking for something new… maybe even a little wild? How about getting into a staring contest with a pride of lions? Or catching an infectious smile as a family of meerkats shoot a curious glance your way? It’s not the typical El Paso experience, but, then again, visiting the El Paso Zoo is anything but typical. The park looks as though it was carved right out of the city, an expansive green space that is home to exotic animal species from around the world. From your first visit you’ll know that this zoo was not created to house curiosities. It was carefully planned as an open landscape to be explored and discovered. It’s a place that encourages outbursts of oohs!, ahhs!, not to mention the occasional mad dash to the next exhibit. Imagine that… a place where your kids can run amuck and the only repercussion is your struggle to keep up with them. One of the most interesting things about the El Paso Zoo is that it was developed with a “total immersion” mindset. Visiting this zoo is like taking a journey; an experience that could bring out the animal in anyone. So, if you’re expecting a typical walk in the park, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the uncommon encounters that await you. Get ready to transform your usual family outing into a real adventure.
Our kids are 3 and 7 and they both really enjoyed themselves. Although some of the attractions and shows were closed do to Covid 19 they still had plenty to do. We arrived at the zoo with only 3 hours remaining until closing at 5pm and we had plenty of time for activities and animal encounters. In addition to all of the animals the zoo also had a small park and splash pad area that the kids were able to enjoy at no additional charge. We will be back to visit again on our many trips on I 10.
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El Paso Zoo
- Sun - Sat: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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