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.



Field Trips

Field Trip Questions? Please visit our Field Trip Page.



Homeschool Day!

Registration is now open 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!

Registration opened August 7 and will close September 22 at 7am or when maximum capacity has been reached. Tickets are $5 per person. Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register for Homeschool Day!

This is a special event, therefore Groupon, Travel Zoo, Living Social and other similar offers or discounts aren’t valid for admission.



Teacher Appreciation Month

Texas Public School Teachers Visit FREE in September 2017!

We know that Texas teachers are hardworking individuals! We invite you to come enjoy Austin Zoo during the month of September for FREE! To take advantage of this offer, identify yourself as a public school teacher when you check in at our gift shop, please bring a copy of your current pay stub as proof that you’re a teacher.

This offer is valid only for Texas Public School Teachers. Friends and family visiting with a teacher will still pay admission.



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.

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Price: $8 for one parent/guardian and child, $4 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
  • Click here to download the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Zoo Tots Schedule

Register for Zoo Tots online!



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.



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