Frank Buck Zoo

Frank Buck Zoo
1000 W. California St.
(940) 668-4533

Frank Buck Zoo in Leonard Park

The Frank Buck Zoo is a small zoo of about 30 acres located in Leonard Park in Gainesville, Texas.  The handicap and stroller accessible path around the zoo is about a mile long, with an elevated walkway over the kangaroos, giraffes and zebras.

Frank Buck Zoo is home to more than 130 animals featuring .5 acre mixed species African savannah.   Visitors see the giraffes at eye level and you can feed them during the public feeding time every day.

The zoo is easy to navigate with youngsters.  Plaques are placed at each exhibit.

Spring/Summer Hours beginning March 23, 2015:
(last tickets sold @ 4:30pm)

Fall/Winter Hours will begin mid August 2015:
(last tickets sold @ 3:30pm)

Public Giraffe Feeding 10:30am daily weather permitting.

Customer Service:  940-668-4539
Operations:  940-668-4533

Special Events
Eggstravaganza, Summer Camp, Zoo Snooze, Zoo Boo

Summer Camps | Birthday Parties| Preschool & Homeschooling Programs

Frank Buck Zoo Summer CampFrank Buck Zoo Summer Camps 2016

All camps feature animal encounters, “hands-on” learning experiences, games, water activities, theme related snacks, crafts and
take-a-ways!  Camps are held Monday thru Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. See dates and themes below.
Camp Materials Fee is $215 per camper, per week.

“Animals of the Wild West” Camps

June 20-24, 2016, Session I (ages 6-9 yrs.)

June 27-July 1, 2016, Session II (ages 9-13 yrs.)

Can you say “Howdy Partner”? Let’s ride the Chisholm Trail and explore the animals and landscape from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. How have animals, the land and the people changed? We will investigate rivers, canyons, the badlands, mountain ranges and native culture. Come join the trail ride!


“The Animals of Zootopia” Camps

July 11-15, 2016, Session III (ages 6-9 yrs.)

July 18-22, 2016, Session IV (ages 9-13yrs.)

Could you be a detective? We will take a closer look at many animals from around the world and feature some of the animals in this new movie. In real life, these animals have mysteries to solve and questions to answer. Come help us take each “case”, learn about the animals, and chart a path to a happy ending!


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