Join us in October for Boo at the Zoo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy our extended hours and experience animal life in the evenings  along with special events.

It’s still gator feeding season! Come join us and watch the feedings every day at 11am and 3pm. It’s what we have been known for. We look forward to sharing the experience with everyone!

Feeding a Gator


Welcome to the East Texas Zoo and Gator Park! Sure, we have dozens of alligators, from hatchlings all the way up to 14 feet long. And yes, our enclosures are designed to be as close to their natural habitat (and you!) as possible.

But… there’s so much more! We have primates big and small, as well as exotic cats, lemurs, birds, and all sorts of other critters. Our lobby is full of fish, snakes, turtles, lizards, and ferrets. The Duck & Swan Pond is right between two covered pavilions, the perfect spot for a relaxing picnic.


We have a Barnyard, a Baby Room for visiting our newborn animals, and an air-conditioned Welcome Center & Gift Shop. Grab a lunch at the Concession Stand and then head to the dining room where you can enjoy your meal indoors.

We host school field trips, church groups, and other organizations, with educational tours for all ages. The park is even available after hours for your own special events!