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!
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!
Austin Zoo is excited to share our Austin Zoo Patch Activities!
You can complete this patch on your own, or with some friends, or even with a larger group such as through scouting, a school class, or homeschoolers. Download and complete our specifically designed scavenger hunt to learn more about animals and the important mission of the Austin Zoo as a forever home for rescued animals.
The patch is designed so that you can complete it entirely in one visit to the Austin Zoo working with the Scavenger Hunt list. Or, if you wish, you can complete some activities at the Zoo with the Scavenger Hunt list, and some activities either before or after your visit to the Zoo with the Supplemental Activities list. Supplemental Activities include gathering items to give to the Austin Zoo from our Wish List, as well as more in depth activities to give you an even greater appreciation for issues that face endangered animals, like habitat destruction.
When you have completed all of the required patch activities at the Austin Zoo, stop by the gift shop to purchase either a Tiger or Peacock patch and to leave a completed copy of the Feedback Sheet.
Austin Zoo Patch Requirements:
- Ages 5-6…..5 Total Activities
- Ages 7-8…..8 Total Activities
- Ages 9-10….12 Total Activities
- Ages 11-17…20 Total Activities
Any additional questions, please call our office at 512-288-1490, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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