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Dragon Kingdom Events

Experience the magic of Dragon Kingdom after dark at the Little Rock Zoo! Join us for two enchanting evenings filled with adventure and wonder.

Sip, Soar, and Roar: An Adult After-Hours Cosplay Night June 6th 2024, 6-9 PM

Embrace fantasy at our adult after-hours cosplay night! Wear your favorite costume and explore Dragon Kingdom under the stars.

Sip and Socialize, enjoy live entertainment, and mystical surprises!

Tickets: Secure your passage to this magical night for only $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  

Age Restriction: 21+ only

Roar, Soar, and Explore: A Family-Friendly After-Hours Cosplay Night June 8, 2024, 4-8PM

Get ready for an evening of family-friendly enchantment and adventure as you Roar, Soar, and Explore the Dragon Kingdom after hours at the Little Rock Zoo! Dress up as knights, princesses, wizards, or dragons and let your imagination roam free.

Roar and Explore: Live performances, magical encounters, and surprises for the whole family.

Tickets: Regular Admission Prices Apply

All Ages Welcome: This event is open to guests of all ages, so gather your family and friends and join us for an unforgettable evening at the Little Rock Zoo!

Dragon Kingdom Event Dress Code: While we encourage creativity and permit costumes from all eras and fantasy realms, we must maintain an environment suitable for all guests. To ensure a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Attire should not be excessively revealing or made of transparent fabrics, nor should it feature offensive symbols or images.
  • Outfits may not cover your face, and real weapons are strictly prohibited. 
  • Shoes are required. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor event, considering the weather.
  • The event reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone dressed in a manner deemed offensive by event management.

Roar, soar, and explore the mystical world of dragons!

Opening March 16th and running through September 28th, guests can enjoy a NEW exhibition at the Little Rock Zoo - DRAGON KINGDOM!

Learn the similarities and connections between animals of the natural world and mythical creatures. Come face-to-face with DRAGONS that mirror characteristics of enormous lizards, snakes, and other creatures. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss! The best part? Thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Laura P. Nichols Foundation, this enchanting experience is included in the price of admission.

Accessibility: View the Dragon Kingdom Social Story | Spanish Version

Sponsor a Dragon!

You're invited to become a part of the magic by sponsoring a dragon in the Dragon Kingdom.

Imagine the thrill of being a dragon sponsor, with exclusive benefits, and recognition at the exhibit. Your generosity will play a vital role in fostering education, and sparking the imaginations of visitors of all ages. Join us in bringing the wonder of dragons to life – sponsor a dragon today.

Dragon Conservation

Support Local Dragons

Meet Arkansas’s very own native dragon, the Eastern Collared Lizard. This unique and striking species boasts a vibrant blue-green body adorned with a contrasting black and white “collar,” making it one of the most visually captivating lizards in the Ozark region.

Unfortunately, in recent decades, the Eastern Collared Lizard has faced significant population declines primarily due to habitat loss. However, in a collaborative effort with several state agencies including Arkansas Game and FishUniversity of Central Arkansas, and University of Arkansas Fayetteville, the Little Rock Zoo has played a crucial role in the species' conservation.

Through habitat restoration initiatives and successful propagation efforts at the Zoo, the team has helped bolster Eastern Collared Lizard populations in a portion of their native range—the picturesque Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas. Notably, in June of 2023, the Zoo celebrated a milestone with the release of 43 yearling Eastern Collared Lizards, marking the first successful reintroduction program of its kind in the state's history. This remarkable effort underscores the importance of protecting and restoring habitats to ensure the survival of this emblematic Arkansas species.

Your support can make a difference today. A donation to our Collared Lizard Conservation Fund will have a direct impact on efforts to protect, breed, and release these native "dragons" back into the wilds of Arkansas.

The Wildest Value in Town!

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Memberships support the Zoo's efforts to promote conservation and education. It is the perfect way to benefit humans and animals, alike!

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Little Rock, AR 72205


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