Education Programs

Education Programs

Categories: Education Programs

We have a variety of fun educational programs for all age groups, from stroller to senior! For additional information or reservations, please email 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!



Field Trips

Field Trip Questions? Please visit our Field Trip Page.



Onsite School Programs &
Offsite Outreach Programs

School Program Offerings for Field Trips

Our programs are aligned with TEKS for pre-K through fifth grade. Programs are $2 in addition to admission prices. Click here to download our informational brochure.

School Outreach Programs

Let the Zoo come to you! Traveling program options for pre-K through fifth grades are listed in the above brochure. To schedule a program, please call 512-288-1490.



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!



Homeschool Day!

Save the Date for Homeschool Day on September 22, 2017!

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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Zoo Tots

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
  • Or, you can call 512-288-1490 to register over the phone!


Download the winter Zoo Tots flyer here!


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