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

 


 

Holiday Gift Certificates and Sponsorships

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Gift Certificates make excellent holiday presents! And, from now until January 14, 2017, every $50 you spend on gift certificates will earn you a free admission pass for your next visit.
 

Animal Sponsorships are also available to give as presents! Along with your sponsorship, you will receive a photograph of the animal you selected, and a name of your choosing will be displayed in Austin Zoo’s gift shop to showcase your generosity.

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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 Thread-Legged Assassin Bug

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


 
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Upcoming Events

Austin Zoo Is Closed
On November 24th, Thanksgiving Day!

But we will reopen again at 9:30am on November 25th.

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News

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

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

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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 Weather Permitting
Monday

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

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding Feedings will resume Spring 2017
Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

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

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk Weather Permitting
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding Feedings will resume Spring 2017

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