Hunt family desert spring

Hunt Family Desert Spring | El Paso Zoo
During the warm weather months (the zoo is open year-round because it’s warm almost all year around here), the Hunt Family Desert Spring offers a splashin' good time! This interactive water play area features dancing water, gushers, spray tunnels, tower sprays, pop-its and more. These different water patterns emitted by the spring are not only fun to watch but great for families to splatter around in to relax and cool down.

Giraffe Encounters

Giraffe feeding | El Paso Zoo

Get up close and personal with Aj, Bonsu and Juma, the zoo's three male giraffes! Feed them along with their zookeepers but watch out for their 15-inch long tongues because they will snatch the lettuce right out of your hand if you’re not paying attention! Our boys are friendly and truly enjoy the special treats given to them by their visiting friends and above all, they promise to provide a fun experience. Token Price: $3

Visit our event calendar for encounter dates and times.


African Star Train

"All aboard!!" Hop on the African Star Train and take a ride around Africa. Enjoy animals such as giraffes, zebras and more. Train tokens can be purchased at the Safari Outfitters Gift Shop.

Token Prices:

  • Adults: $2.00
  • Zoo Members: $1.50
  • Children 2-12: $1.50
  • Children 2 and under: Free

 *Tax not included. Train hours are seasonal and may vary due to weather.


Carousel | El Paso Zoo
Go for a spin on our carousel located in Asia next to the Asia Discovery Center.

Ticket Prices:

  • $1.25 each
  • Adults ride free with paying child

*Tax not included. Carousel hours are seasonal and may vary due to weather.