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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Homeschool Day!

Registration is now open for Homeschool Day on September 22, 2017!

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!

Registration opened August 7 and will close September 22 at 7am or until maximum capacity has been reached. Tickets are $5 per person. Advanced registration is required.

This is a special event, therefore Groupon, Travel Zoo, Living Social and other similar offers or discounts aren’t valid for admission.

Click here to register for Homeschool Day!


Boo At The Zoo 2017!

Tickets go on sale for this year’s Boo at the Zoo on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Be sure to purchase your tickets early, this is one of our most popular fundraisers.

Check back next month for all the fun details!



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!


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: Eastern Hognose Snake

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 public school 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 Public School Teachers. Friends and family visiting with a teacher will still pay admission.


Happy Birthday
Cougar Cubs!

You’re invited to celebrate Roxy, Willow and Oliver’s 2nd birthday with us on Saturday, September 9th from 11am-12pm!

Refreshments will be served as long as they last. Free with regular Zoo admission!


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