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The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, conservation, and education.

Located on the southwest edge of Austin off Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo is a pleasant Hill Country rescue zoo where visitors from around the world can come to learn about animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise, and have fun.

Austin Zoo relies on private, corporate, and civic donations, as well as admission fees, gift shop sales, grants, sponsorships and other fund raising events to ensure the health and well being of our animal collection. Support also allows us to take in new animals and participate in conservation efforts to save endangered animals.

Our animal collection includes animals from other facilities that are being retired due to age, health or other issues; animals that were seized in animal cruelty cases; retired laboratory research animals; and individuals’ exotic pets they needed to re-home due to changes in the owner’s lifestyle or the inability to provide appropriate care for these pets.


Effective January 1, 2022

  • $16.95 : Adult
  • $15.95 : Student
  • $15.95 : Senior (age 60+)
  • $15.95 : Military
  • $13.95 : Child (age 2-12)
  • $11.95 : Member Guest

Please note, we do not issue physical tickets. After purchasing your ticket(s), you will receive an email receipt. Simply show the receipt to our admissions clerk when you arrive at the Zoo. 

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Important disclosure:

Some of the animals may not always be viewable in their habitats.

As a rescue zoo, our first priority at Austin Zoo is the comfort & contentment of our animals in residence. We do not force our animals into their outside habitats for spectators. Animals can choose at any time to be in their inside den areas if desired.

No refunds for tickets will be provided.

Austin Zoo Map

Click the Austin Zoo map for an enlarged view.


You are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages. Our Track-N-Snacks concessionaire is open on weekends.

Snacks and More

Guest will be able to purchase snacks and drinks in our Gift Shop, at our concession truck when open, or throughout our Zoo in vending machines.

Annual Memberships

Enjoy the fun of Austin Zoo all year. Annual pass holders receive unlimited visits for one year from the date of purchase as well as a 10% discount at the Gift Shop, and your guests only pay $11.95 for admission (up to 8 guests) when accompanied by you.

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Prices are subject to change without notice. No refunds or rain checks. Annual passes are not valid for special events.

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