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



Boo At The Zoo

Advance ticket sales begin Monday, August 24 at 9:30am! Join our Facebook Event Page or call the Giftshop at 512-288-1490 for more details.


Scotty Roo
Scotty Roo and Christini will also be hosting interactive shows featuring original songs, dances and animal puppets!

Join our Facebook Event Page or call the Giftshop at 512-288-1490 for more details.
To participate in the first ever Boo At The Zoo Photo Contest, click here for information about prizes, important contest dates, rules and regulations.



Help Our Animals Stay Warm This Fall/Winter!


We’re running low on bedding for our animals! Donate your new or used flat sheets (no fitted sheets, please) and blankets today!

For information on more needed items, visit our Wishlist.




Upcoming Events

Boo At The Zoo Photo Contest!

Join us for our first annual Boo At The Zoo Photo Contest! Take pictures in costume, at the Haunted House and on the Haunted Train to win prizes like a four pack of Austin Zoo tickets and four bags of feed, or even four tickets to next year’s Boo At The Zoo 2016! Click here for more information, rules and regulations.

Boo at the Zoo tickets are selling quickly! Several of the Haunted Train Rides are already sold out and others have limited seating available. To be sure you get train tickets, we recommend you purchase them in advance by calling 512-288-1490 between 9:30 and 5:00 daily.

Starting October 9th through November 6th, send in your photos to info@austinzoo.org or by mail to the address: P.O. Box 91808 Austin, TX 78709 (must be post marked by November 6th).



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!

When you have completed all of the required patch activities at the Austin Zoo, stop by the gift shop to purchase either a Tiger or Peacock patch!



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