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) 288-5031.


For more activities created by our Education Department, please visit our Calendar of Events page.




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

Austin Zoo Patch Scavenger Hunt

Any additional questions, please call our office at 512-288-1490, or email our Education Specialist, Audrey at


Senior Safari Adventure

Put on your walking shoes and join us for a stroll around the zoo to meet and learn about some of our animals.

Bring a lunch to enjoy in our shaded picnic grove and watch our beautiful free-roaming birds. Please bring bottled water as we do not have drinkable water on grounds. Bottled water is available for purchase in the Zoo Gift Shop.

Groups may be scheduled between 1:00pm-2:30pm Monday-Friday:

  • Cost/Caregiver | $5.00
  • Cost/Senior | $13.00
  • Call Limit: 20 participants

Make your reservation today!
Call 512-288-1490 or email

Advanced reservations required for all programs.

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