We have a variety of fun educational programs for all age groups, from stroller to senior! For additional information or reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 288-1490.
A special thanks to The Austin American-Statesman for their generous grant of advertising for our Outreach and Education Programs!
Do you have questions about scheduling a Field Trip at Austin Zoo? Please visit our Field Trip Page to find information on how to make reservations, field trip rates, guidelines, parking, and more!
Onsite School Programs &
Offsite Outreach Programs
New School Program Offerings for Onsite Field Trips
The Education Department has added new school programs aligned with TEKS for pre-K through fifth grade. Programs are an additional $2 per student above the admission price. Before you schedule your field trip, be sure to download a brochure and read about the programs. Click here to download the brochure.
New School Outreach Programs
Let the Zoo come to you! The new school programs brochure above also lists new traveling program options for pre-K through fifth grades. Download the brochure in the link above to see options and pricing and call 512-288-1490 to schedule a program.
Austin Zoo 2017 Summer Programs
Registration for Summer 2017 is open!
This year we are offering Zoo Kids for ages 5-7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm and Zoo Explorers for ages 8-10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 1pm. There are three programs for each age group. New this year, we are offering a Wildlife Careers for ages 11-13. This will be offered July 5-7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Our summer program philosophy is designed to get your child excited about nature and science through using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom and it is an opportunity for your child to take risks, try new activities and to make new friends who have similar interests.
Your child will participate in many activities including investigating science through fun experiments, fostering their creativity through arts and crafts, and learning about animals and nature through up close encounters.
Come join us this summer for a roaring good time!
Click here to download the brochure & registration form!
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!
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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
- 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 & Class Size: 2-5 year olds and parent/guardians 10 pairs per class
- Meeting Location: Education Building/Events Pavilion
- Please download the Zoo Tots registration form and email it to email@example.com.
- Or, you can call 512-288-1490 to register over the phone!
Download the winter Zoo Tots flyer here!