Dallas Zoo Carousel Shelter


Project Info

Located prominently on the entry plaza of the Dallas Zoo, the Endangered Species Carousel Shelter houses the newest ride at the zoo, a 36-foot diameter custom carousel.  The Carousel offers visitors an education as well as entertainment by featuring custom-designed endangered and extinct species to help teach children about conservation and respect for wildlife. The structure reflects Texas vernacular traditions with its metal roof and tapered columns clad in multicolored limestone.  Built-in cedar benches provide parents a place to sit and watch their children play and learn.