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Zootennial Carousel


With gleaming brass, and 60 stunning, hand-painted animals, the carousel is a fitting way to celebrate our Zootennial!

This dazzling carousel features four Texas favorites—the endangered whooping crane, the white-tailed deer, the Texas horned lizard, and even the jackalope. Each animal on the carousel is unique and the Texas natives are joined by a menagerie of real and imaginary animals like the white ostrich, a seadragon, the hummingbird, a tiger shark, and a polar bear. Two chariots, including a spinning “bird’s nest,” complete the collection of carousel rides.

Sitting on an island, the custom-designed animal carousel is one more way that generations of children will be able to make lasting memories, at the San Antonio Zoo.

Open:  Every day, weather permitting

Cost:  $2.50 per person

Hours:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children under 42 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult