Zoo Archive

New at the Zoo: American Alligator Rene

Alligator Rene loves his big pool and basking areas. Rene’s habitat is across the trail from the Discovery Center. You can watch Rene eat lunch on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Come see the Galapagos Tortoises everyday at 12:30!

Every day at 12:30pm we invite our guests to join one of our Reptile Zookeepers as they feed our three Galapagos Tortoises and share information about these amazing reptiles. Gertie, Muffett and Wheezy are about 25 years old. Galapagos Tortoises can live over 150 years!

Seeking Spring Break Seasonal Help!

Each year Austin Zoo seeks qualified individuals to work with us during Spring Break. Spring Break 2015 take place from March 14th-22nd. If you would like to apply for the position, visit our Gift Shop during regular business hours or call 512-288-1490. Also, see our Employment Page to see all our job openings.

1pm Every Day!

Our Zookeepers will be demonstrating the training activities and techniques they use with Black Bear cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby every day at 3pm at the cubs’ habitat!

The Art Garage

Children 3 and up, please join us Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and create your own art with Audrey and The Art Garage. We will guide you with tools and techniques that will allow you to express yourself and create artwork you’ll be proud of! Sign up today by calling (512) 288-5031,…

BeeSweet Lemonade Halloween Activity

Join Mikaila, nine year old founder of BeeSweet Lemonade on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and participate in a Halloween Activity. She will share the origin of BeeSweet Lemonade and her interest in bees. This event is for people 3 and up. Sign up today by calling (512) 288-5031, or email Audrey…

Free Parking! Ride the Train!

Parking at the Austin Zoo is always free. When you come out, for only $5 +tax give our TRAIN a ride.  Children under two ride the train for free.  For questions or large groups please contact James Herrera at 210-849-0558.

New at the Zoo!

We have lots of great things happening at Austin Zoo this month! Our black leopard Rowdy is turning 28, we have beautiful painted fiberglass animals up for auction to benefit Austin Zoo, and we have amazing private tours available. Follow the link to learn more! http://tinyurl.com/mdqch3f