Welcome To Austin Zoo


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, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Win An Austin Zoo Birthday Party!

Grand Prize includes Events Pavilion Package Party including 2-hour venue time slot, 15-minute animal experience presentation, 20 invitations, 20 goodie bags and 10 animal feedbags! Plus 20 child’s passes, so party guests may visit the Zoo at a later date! ($495 value!)


Click here to learn more about prizes, how to enter, rules and contest deadline!


Swing Into Summer 2017
Photo Contest Winners!

Austin Zoo wants to thank everyone who entered into our Swing Into Summer Photo Contest! With so many amazing entries, it made deciding on the winning photos very difficult for us.

First Place: Jennifer K.

Second Place: Timothy S.

Third Place: Margaret C.



Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!

Click here to see all the available watercolors!


Native Sundays!

When you visit the 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: Eyed Click Beetle

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

For social media updates, like us on facebook!


Upcoming Events

September is Teacher
Appreciation Month!

We know that Texas Teachers are hardworking individuals! We invite you to come enjoy Austin Zoo during the month of September for FREE! To take advantage of this offer, identify yourself as a teacher when you check in at our gift shop, please bring a copy of your current pay stub as proof that you’re a teacher.

This offer is valid only for Texas Teachers. Friends and family visiting with a teacher will still pay admission.


Summer Program
2017 Registration!

What better place than Austin Zoo is there for your child to take in some fresh air, learn about animals and participate in fun activities?

Registration is now open! For more information about Austin Zoo’s Summer Programs, click here.


Daily Training and Enrichment Activities

Cougar Cubs

11:00am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

Bear Cubs

11:00am: Sunday • Tuesday • Saturday


11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoises

12:30pm: Daily


2:30pm: Tuesday • Saturday