About Us

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.

Homeschool Nature Series

Registration is open for the following classes: 

January 10 – Amazing Adaptations: Investigate the traits and behaviors that help our animals survive. 

February 14 – Squid Dissection Lab: Learn about the anatomy of a squid. 

March 14 – Classification Station: How are animals named and organized? 

April 11 – Animal Behavior Lab: What can we learn from what an animal does?


Save the Date

February 16

Conservation Day

February 25

Summer camp registration opens for Austin Zoo members

March 4

Summer camp registration opens for all


Daily Training & Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes. *Tortoise, Primate and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon.

10:30am: Daily

11:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

11:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

Galapagos Tortoise*
1:30pm: Daily

Winter: To return with warmer weather in the spring.



Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!