Education Programs

Education Programs

Categories: Education Programs

We have a variety of fun educational programs for all age groups, from stroller to senior! For additional information or reservations, please email or call (512) 288-1490.


Field Trip Questions? Please visit our Field Trip Page.

Home school Nature Series

Register for our Nature Series here!

Join us for four fun-filled sessions where your child will learn about biology and participate in exciting labs!

Programs will be held one Thursday each month from September through April. Students aged 6-8 will meet from 10:30-12:00, and students aged 9-11 will meet from 1:00-2:30.

The fee for each class is $12.00 and each lab is $18.00. Members receive free admission to the Zoo.

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

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



Homeschool Day

Thank you to all of our 2018 partners and participants! Stay tuned for our announcements for our 2019 Homeschool Day in September.

Summer Camp Registration

Are you a kid who is wild about animals? Do you have a passion to explore the outdoors? Sign up for Austin Zoo summer camp! We offer 9 week-long camps that are geared for children ages 5-12. Registration is on a weekly basis. During these camps, your child will be busy exploring the animal kingdom through stories, games, experiments, crafts, interactive play, keeper chats and live animal encounters.

Summer Camp registration is now open for Zoo Members!

March 4th registration is open for everyone.

More Information and Registration


Classes and Programs

School Programs for Field Trips

Austin Zoo is excited to introduce new and improved TEKS driven STEM programming designed specifically for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Enrich your field trip with hands-on, interactive classes and labs including: Story Safari, Animal Wrappers, Animal Senses, In My Backyard, Animal Adaptations, Owl Pellet Dissection Lab, Animal Behavior Lab, and Biomimicry Basics.   Click HERE to download our informational brochure.

Program fee:
$2/student for 30 minute programs
$3/student for 45 minute program

Scavenger Hunts

Download the following scavenger hunts to keep children engaged in learning about various behaviors, adaptations, and habitats of our resident animals.

Adaptations Scavenger Hunt

Behavior Scavenger Hunt

Habitats Scavenger Hunt

Scout Programs

Reserve your custom scout workshop, meet badge or patch requirements, or just come out for a fun day of learning. All workshop pricing includes zoo admission! Click here to see a program flyer.


      • Cost: 1 hour workshop: $150 for up to 15 participants.  Each additional participant: $10
      • 2 hour workshop: $165 for up to 15 participants.  Each additional participant: $11

Click here to submit a request to schedule an Austin Zoo Scout Program.

If you have any questions, call (512) 288-1490 ext. 106 or email , a $30 deposit is required at time of booking.

School Outreach Programs

Let the Zoo come to you! Traveling program options for pre-K through fifth grades are available. To schedule a program, please call 512-288-1490.

Community Outreach Programs

Austin Zoo offers outreach programs for community organizations such as churches, public libraries and senior citizen facilities. Each program includes audience participation and live animals! Call or email us at (512)-288-1490 or for program options and pricing.


Zoo Tots

Registration is all full for this year, but you can click here to learn more!

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