Frank Buck Zoo

Frank Buck Zoo
Business Address
1000 W. California St.
Zip Code
(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.

Current Hours:

Spring/Summer Hours (April- Mid-August)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Last ticket sold at 4:30 pm

Fall/Winter Hours (Mid-August – April)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm

Customer Service:  940-668-4539

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 2017

Camps are Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Features animal encounters, hands-on learning, water activities, snacks, crafts & more. $215 per camper, per week. Register Here  

Nature Shuffle: Campers learn how to observe, collect, study & share about the natural world. They will discover a variety of approved nature “treasures” & share in the exchange.

FULL – June 12 – 16th Session I (Ages 6 – 9) Nature Shuffle – FULL
June 19 – 23rd Session II (Ages 9 – 13) Nature Shuffle

Animals In Folklore & Fairytales: Campers will explore the animal characters of popular fairy tales & folklore, and the real life animals and natural phenomena that inspired them.

July 10 – 14th Session III (Ages 6 – 9) Animals in Folklore & Fairytales
July 17 – 21st Session IV (Ages 9 – 13) Animals in Folklore & Fairytales



  • Frank Buck Zoo

Directions to listing