Zootennial Carousel

With gleaming brass, and 60 stunning, hand-painted animals, the custom-designed animal carousel is one more way that generations of children will be able to make lasting memories at San Antonio Zoo.

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.

Open daily during zoo operating hours (weather permitting)

Cost: $3.00 per person

Children under 42 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult