Welcome to Austin Zoo

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, May 9, 2015 we will be closing early to set up for our annual fundraiser, Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala. We will close at 5:00PM with no one being admitted after 4:00PM.


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



Sara Osburn from Mix 94.7 will be our Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala Emcee!

Tickets are on sale now for our annual fundraiser. This fun event featuring a live auction of artist decorated fiberglass animals and other goodies is held at the Zoo on the evening of May 9. Read more about the Austin Zoo Revue and Grand Gala here or call 512-288-1490 for details and ticket information. Join us for a good cause and a good time!





“Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest 2015!

Our “Swing Into Summer 2015 Photo Contest” kicks off on Friday, May 1st! We encourage photographers of all ages to enter. This photograph of Solomon was our 2014 winner, photograph courtesy of Peggy K.
Contest Timeline:

  • First Day of Contest — Friday, May 1, 2015.
  • Last Day to Enter Photos — Friday, May 29, 2015.
  • One entry per person — Photo must be from Austin Zoo.


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

For additional information and contest rules and regulations, Read Here.



Upcoming Events

Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts

Saturday, May 2 from 10:00am-12:00pm: Open for all ages to participate. Free with zoo admission.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25 from 9:30am-6:00pm: With military I.D., buy 1 regular priced admission and get 1 admission of equal or lesser value free. (No coupons or vouchers can be used with this special offer.)

Austin Zoo Revue

On May 9, 2015, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, “Austin Zoo Revue” will feature the creative work of twelve Austin area artists. Last fall these twelve artists were chosen in a juried competition to lend their talent to a fiberglass animal assigned to them, ranging in size from a piglet to a North American Bobcat. Read More



Daily Zoo Activities

Training and Enrichment

  • 11:30am: Primate Training
  • 12:30pm: Tortoise Feeding and Zookeeper Q&A (weather permitting.)
  • 1:30pm: Black Bear Cub Training
  • Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2:30pm: Alligator Feeding

Story Time and Enrichment

  • Mondays at 1:15pm: Creating enrichment toys in the Picnic Grove.
  • Tuesdays at 11:15am & 1:15pm: Story Time in the Primate Pavilion.
  • Wednesdays at 11:45am: Creating enrichment toys in the Picnic Grove.
  • Thursdays at 11:15am & 1:15pm: Story Time in the Primate Pavilion.