Get the most out of your Austin Zoo experience! Our education department has created interactive classes that are both fun and informative. Classes range from 30-60 minutes and are an additional price. Click here to see a copy of the Austin Zoo School Programs brochure.
Prekindergarten-First Grade Programs:
Zoo Safari: Auditorium Program: up to 50 participants (30 minutes). Program minimum: 25 participants ($50.00).
Join Walter, a prairie dog, who is visiting Austin Zoo. See which animals he bumps into along the way and learn about animal families during this fun puppet show!
In My Backyard: Classroom Program: up to 25 participants (30 minutes). Program minimum: 25 participants ($50.00).
During this center-based program students investigate local habitats and learn about the adaptations that help animals live there.
Second-Fifth Grade Programs:
Animal Adaptations: Auditorium Program: up to 75 participants. Program minimum: 25 participants ($50.00).
Focusing on interdependence in the natural world, students will learn about food webs and animal adaptations that help wild animals survive. Live animals included in the presentation.
Classify This!: Classroom program: up to 30 participants ($50.00).
Learn about basic taxonomy, animal classes and their adaptations through an interactive presentation. Meet an animal or two up close! Follow up with an “Animal Classes” scavenger hunt.
Sixth-Twelth Grade Programs:
Animal Experience: Auditorium Program: up to 50 participants. Program minimum: 25 participants ($50.00).
What does it take to work at Austin Zoo? Learn interesting facts about a few different Austin Zoo animals!
Please schedule your field trip at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure that staff is available.
Guided Tour: Up to 20 participants (30 minutes). Program minimum: 20 participants ($60.00).
Learn about the Zoo’s mission to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education in this 30-minute tour. Tour will include information on our primates, black bear cubs, and big cats. All tours are conducted on the visitor pathway.