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

 


 

2017 “Swing Into Summer” Photo Contest

Austin Zoo invites photography enthusiasts of all ages to enter our 2017 Photo Contest.

CONTEST TIMELINE:

  • First Day of Contest — Thursday, June 1, 2017.
  • Last Day to Enter Photos — Friday, June 30, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date if mailed).
  • ONE entry per person — Must be a photo from the Austin Zoo.

See Rules and Regulations for entry details.

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.
Ariel C.

2016 Winner: Photograph courtesy of Ariel C.


 


 

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!

All pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Sizes and prices are as follows:

  • Canvas (11″x14″)- $65.00
  • Construction Paper (12″x18″)- $25.00
  • Photo Paper (4″x6″)- $10.00

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: Summer Tanager

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


 
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Upcoming Events

California Pizza Kitchen’s
Pizza With A Purpose!

On July 7th only, bring in a copy of the flyer below, present it to your server and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to Austin Zoo!

Valid only at Austin California Pizza Kitchen locations- California Pizza Kitchen at The Domain & California Pizza Kitchen at Barton Creek Square Mall.


Click here to download flyer

News

Summer Program
2017 Registration!

What better place than Austin Zoo is there for your child to take in some fresh air, learn about animals and participate in fun activities?

Registration is now open! For more information about Austin Zoo’s Summer Programs, click here.

 


 

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
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

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