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 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



“Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest Winners!

1st--Jessica W.

First Place: Jessica W.

2nd-- John S.

Second Place: John S.

3rd-- Melinda M.

Third Place: Melinda M.

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2015 “Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest for the wonderful entries!



Upcoming Events

July 4th Arts and Crafts

Saturday, July 4 from 10:00am-12:00pm for all ages! Free with zoo admission.


Austin Zoo Revue Was an Outstanding Success!

We wanted to give a big thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, artists, volunteers, and attending guests for all of your support at this year’s Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala! Your generous contributions will help us further our mission to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Thanks to caring people like yourselves, we are able to provide our rescued animals the safe haven they so deserve.

New to the Zoo: Austin Zoo Patch Scavenger Hunt!

Complete on your own, or with some friends, or even with a larger group such as through scouting, a school class, or homeschoolers. Download and complete our specifically designed scavenger hunt to learn more about animals and the important mission of the Austin Zoo as a forever home for rescued animals.


Click here for more information and to download the Scavenger Hunt packet!



Daily Zoo Activities

Training and Enrichment

  • 11:00: Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30am: Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30pm: Tortoise Keeper Talk (weather permitting.)
  • Tuesdays & Saturdays at 2:30pm: Alligator Keeper Talk