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


 

“Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest 2016!

Austin Zoo invites photography enthusiasts of all ages to enter our 2016 Photo Contest.

CONTEST TIMELINE:

  • First Day of Contest — Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
  • Last Day to Enter Photos — Thursday, June 30, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date if mailed).
  • ONE entry per person — Must be a photo from the Austin Zoo.

Click Here to see contest rules and regulations and how to submit photos!

PRIZES:

  • First Prize — Family of Four Membership for One Year.
  • Second Prize — Two Person Membership for One Year.
  • Third Prize — Family Four Pack Guest Passes.

2015 Winner: Photograph courtesy of Jessica W.


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Youth Summer Program 2016

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Austin Zoo is hosting our first Youth Summer Program beginning June 2016! These classes will get your child excited about nature and science by using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom. Kids will participate in many activities including investigating science through fun experiments, fostering their creativity through arts and crafts, and learning about nature through up close encounters.

For class dates and pricing, click here to download our flyer or visit our Education Page for additional information. Look here for more details coming in March!



New To Austin Zoo: Sango & Jelani!

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These 2-1/2 year old Transvaal Lions, Sango and Jelani, came to us from Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo. Come out and give them a “hello”!


 

Upcoming Events

Home School Day!

Austin Zoo’s 2016 Home School Day will be on Friday, September 23! We’ll be posting a list of the presenters and learning stations soon, so check back for more details.

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Visit our Education Page to see a list of presenters from last year’s event.

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New to the Zoo: Zoo Tots!

This summer join us for Zoo Tots! The program is designed for a parent/guardian and a child to spend time learning together! Each month will feature a new theme. Weekly classes will focus on the monthly theme. Visit animal exhibits to get the inside scoop on their care and life history, participate in hands-on activities such as crafts or science experiments. Take home a follow-up lesson to reinforce learning.

  • When: Tuesdays beginning March 1, 2016
  • Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Price: $5 for one parent/guardian and child, $3 for a second child. (Non-members must also pay zoo admission.)
  • Ages: 2 -5 year olds and parent/guardians
  • Meeting Location: Education Building/Events Pavilion

Download the Zoo Tots flyer here and registration form here!

For more information about educational activities at Austin Zoo, visit our Education Page.

 


 

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
Monday

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

Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Cub Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Feeding (summer months only)
Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

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

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM Black Bear Keeper Talk
  • 11:30 AM Primate Keeper Talk
  • 12:30 PM Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk
  • 2:30 PM Alligator Keeper Talk (summer months only)

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