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San Antonio Zoo introducing themed days to its Dragon Forest, tying in movies, other pop culture


The new Dragon Chronicles days celebrate books, movies and other stories that feature dragons. - COURTESY OF SAN ANTONIO ZOO
  • Courtesy of San Antonio Zoo
  • The new Dragon Chronicles days celebrate books, movies and other stories that feature dragons.
The San Antonio Zoo has once again amped up its ren faire-themed Dragon Forest attraction.

Starting this weekend, the zoo will offer Dragon Chronicles theme days, which will take place twice a month on Saturdays through October. Each will feature themed programming based on movies, books and even role-playing games — all showcasing dragons.

Attendees can expect live animal entertainment, live music and other performances. They're also encouraged to dress in family-friendly costumes or cosplay that suits each day's theme.

The Dragon Chronicles dates and themes are as follows:
  • Aug. 7: Storybook
  • Aug. 21: House of Dragons
  • Sept. 4: Dungeons & Dragons
  • Sept. 18: Wizarding School of Dragon Alley
  • Oct. 2: Cartoon-Con
  • Oct. 16: Dragon Treasures
  • Oct. 30: Ghouls & Goblins
“Dragons have long been a part of many stories throughout time,” Zoo President and CEO Tim Morrow said in a press release.

“These themed days will allow our guests a unique opportunity to be surrounded by dragons while participating in the books, movies, and even fantasy role-playing games they love. Our guests are going to have a fantastic time!”

Additionally, the zoo is currently running a buy-one, get-one-free promotion for Dragon Forest tickets. The offer is redeemable using the promo code DRAGONS at checkout.

$10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays August 7-October 30, Dragon Forest at the San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 734-7184,

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