Families looking for animal encounters in Forney, Texas, can visit the Gentle Zoo. Feed and pet rabbits, chickens, goats and other calm animals at the petting zoo and then take a train ride, weave your way through the corn maze or set up a picnic lunch. The Gentle Zoo also has seasonal events for fall and winter holidays. Admission is $5 per person and infants 12 months and under are free. The Gentle Zoo is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The zoo is about 30 minutes from Dallas.