Welcome To Austin Zoo

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About Us

The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Located on the southwest edge of Austin off of Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo is a pleasant Hill Country zoo where visitors from around the world can come to learn about animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise and have fun. Read More


 

Boo At The Zoo!

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Tickets Are On Sale Now!

 

  • When: Every Friday and Saturday night in October (October 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th)
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Price: $15.00 per person
  • Walk-ins are welcome! If all seats sell out for Scotty Roo’s Musical Puppet Show and/or haunted train ride, please come enjoy our family friendly spooktacular event and see our nocturnal animals!
  • Purchase your tickets today by calling 512-288-1490!

Click Here For More Info!

 


 

Native Sundays!

We’re starting something new – Native Sundays! When you visit our rescued animals at our Zoo, you also encounter native Texas wildlife on our Hill Country grounds. We thought it would be fun to tell you about our native reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals!

This Week’s Native Species: The Carolina Mantis

To learn more about this week’s featured species, visit the Native Texas Wildlife section of our website!


 
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Upcoming Events

Home School Day!

Let’s build some STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics that is! Homeschool families are invited for a day of learning and exploration! Learning activities from partner organizations, keeper talks and a special education animal presentation will be featured!

  • When: Friday, September 23
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: $5.00 per person/$2.00 train ride. Advance reservations required.

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Visit our Education Page for more information about registration.

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Introducing: Austin Zoo Sleuths!

Are you good at solving mysteries? Then take the challenge and solve the case of the missing running shoes! When you arrive at Austin Zoo, ask a Gift Shop employee for an Austin Zoo Sleuths information packet!
 

  • Price: Free with paid admission
  • Ages: 2 -5 year olds and parent/guardians

 

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Visit our education page for more information about Austin Zoo Sleuths.

 


 

Daily Zoo Activities

Training and Enrichment

Sunday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk
Monday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding (summer months only)
Wednesday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk

Thursday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Talk
Friday

  • 11:00 AM Cougar Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Keeper Talk (summer months only)

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Did you know that Austin Zoo is home to 2 Gyms and 16 Pokéstops!

With a wide variety of Pokémon being sighted daily, Austin Zoo is quickly becoming a Pokémon Go hot spot!

Trainer Tips!:

  • We understand that you’ve “gotta catch ’em all”, but any guests found in off-limits areas will be asked to leave without being given a refund.
  • Ride the train! There are 3 Pokéstops that can only be accessed by riding The Rawhide Rocket. Train tickets are $2.50 per person and runs at the top of the hour from 11:00am – 3:00pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the train continues to run until 5:00pm.
  • Austin Zoo does not have a water fountain! A variety of beverages are sold in the gift shop and around the Zoo, or bring your own water bottle.
  • Use the hashtag #PokemonGoAustinZoo on social media! We love seeing your photos and may feature a few of our favorites.
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