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, Austin Zoo is a Hill Country “sanctuary style” non-profit rescue zoo where visitors can come to learn about animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise while walking our gravel pathways, and have fun.
Austin Zoo is not city-owned or controlled and receives no government funding. Austin Zoo relies on donations and admission fees, as well as sales of gift merchandise, memberships, and habitat sponsorships and other fundraising events to ensure the health and well being of our animal collection.
Cost of Admission
Effective March 1, 2023:
- $18.95 : Adult
- $17.95 : Student
- $17.95 : Senior (age 60+)
- $17.95 : Military
- $15.95 : Child (age 2-12) Children under age 2 are FREE to enter
- $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.
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.
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.