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Passport Café

Passport Café | El Paso Zoo
Enjoy gourmet salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, burgers, assorted snacks and refreshing beverages.
Located in Africa.
Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Africa Snack Cart

Africa Snack Cart | El Paso Zoo
Grab some fresh popcorn, chicharrones, an ice cold Slush'ae or a refreshing aguas frescas.
Seasonal location, hours may vary. 

Dippin' Dots Kiosk & BBQ Pit

Dippin' Dots Kiosk | El Paso Zoo
Cool down with assorted beverages or Dippin' Dots ice cream. Grab a snack for your visit like fresh popped popcorn, cotton candy or corn in a cup! Help yourself to a cheeseburger, hot dog or pulled pork sandwich right off the grill! We also offer a variety of retail items here: sunscreen, beach towels, flip flops and umbrellas. Conveniently located next to the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad and the new Foster Tree House Playground in America's Plaza. 
Seasonal location, hours may vary.

Asia Snack Cart

Asia Snack Cart | El Paso Zoo
Grab a quick snack! Churro bites, spiral potatoes, chicharrones, popcorn and cotton candy are fresh and always made on-site. Cool down with a snow cone or Dippin' Dots ice cream. Located along the Asia trail.
Seasonal location, hours may vary. 

Grasslands Café

Grasslands Café | El Paso Zoo
Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, nachos, Asian cuisine and refreshing beverages in this café. We also offer snacks, like popcorn & cotton candy, all made fresh and on-site. Located in Asia.
Hours: 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Need additional information? Contact us at 915-212-0246.

Safari Outfitters Gift Shop

Conveniently located right by the front gate, you will find everything from necessities for your zoo visit to one-of-a-kind souvenirs that will help create lasting memories for years to come. 

We offer items such as hats, shirts, toys, stuffed animals, books, sunscreen, cameras and educational items. We have a huge selection of items to choose from to satisfy all ages, even if you're just a kid at heart. We also offer discounts for Zoological society members. Please inquire within. 

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In need of additional information? Contact us at (915) 212-0247.

Safari Outfitters Gift Shop | El Paso Zoo


Burrowing owls are loosing their homes in our area due to new development projects. The El Paso Zoo is helping these owls by working in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in building artificial nesting sites. 

When owls need help with new places to call home we go to the area and dig trenches filled in with PVC pipe and a nesting box where the owls can move in and set up housekeeping. 

In 2008 we built several new owl homes in the Lower Valley. One week later some owls moved in and soon after young owlets were seen. 

How can you help? 
If you know of a site where burrowing owls may need a new place to call home such as in an areas where they are seen nesting in drainage pipes, call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist at (915) 774-9603 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ate.tx.us.'; document.getElementById('cloak64875').innerHTML += ''+addy_text64875+'<\/a>'; //-->  

Join the Zoo in helping owls by organizing a Burrowing Owl Rescue Team.
From birthday parties and company picnics to weddings and family reunions, even formal events. With a full service catering company and an Executive Chef on staff, Taste of the Wild Catering at the El Paso Zoo is equipped to service you for all of your catering needs.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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Plan your child's next birthday adventure here at the El Paso Zoo. You and your guests are sure to have a ZOOper time!!!


PICNICS & SPECIAL EVENTS 

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Plan your next group picnic here at the El Paso Zoo. Where else can you gaze at exotic animals as you dine?

Click on one of the links below for more information about our catering packages:

Party Package

Animal Encounter Information

El Paso Zoo Catering Menu

For more information contact Taste of the Wild Catering at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (915) 212-0250

Stroller Rentals & Wheelchairs

    • Single Strollers - $7.00
    • Double Strollers - $9.00
    • Wagons - $9.00
    • Wheelchairs - $10.00
    • ECVs - $25.00

      Strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and ECVs (Electric wheelchairs) are available for rental at the Safari Outfitters Gift Shop located by the front gate.

      RENTALS ARE DUE BACK TO THE GIFT SHOP BY 4:30 PM.

      Rental Prices: TAX INCLUDED

    Need more info? Contact us at (915) 212-0247.