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


Field Trip Questions? Please visit our Field Trip Page.

Zoo Tots


Share the joy of animals at the zoo with your toddlers during a one-hour program using storybooks, crafts, and animal encounters.


Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:00AM

Ages 3-5 with an adult

Members: $40 per 5-week session.  Nonmembers: $60 

Program cost includes Zoo admission for 1 adult and 1 child

Dropin admission (if space is available) is $10 per 1 adult and child, plus admission 

Click here to register!*

*Note: Tuesday classes for Session 2: What If You Had… have been canceled

Homeschool Series



Explore and study the natural world through hands-on field and lab activities at Austin Zoo!


Thursdays at 10:30AM for ages 6-8 and 1:00PM for ages 9-11

Members: $18 per program.  Nonmembers: $25 

Program cost includes Zoo admission for 1 adult and 1 child 

Click here to register!


Teacher Appreciation

Homeschool Day

Participate in family-friendly STEAM-based activities throughout the Zoo with local partner organizations. 


Friday, September 27 from 9:30AM – 2:00PM

Admission is $6.00 per person with advance registration.

Registration for discounted admission is closed!

Miss registering for discounted admission on Homeschool Day 2019?  No problem!  Guests can still join in on the fun, just pay for full-priced admission in our Giftshop on September 27th and your family can participate in all of the Homeschool Day activities.

Please note: Groupon and other coupons are not valid to use on Homeschool Day or other special events

Winter Camp

Get a taste of Austin Zoo Summer Camp without the Texas heat!  Celebrate the holiday spirit by making presents for the animals at these single-day camps.


9:00AM – 4:00PM

December 23, 27, and 30

$50/day for members, $65/day for non-members

Click here to register!

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. Click here to see a program flyer.


      • $6.95 discounted admission per person (minimum 15)
      • 1-hour workshop: $52.50 for up to 15 participants. Each additional participant: $3.50
      • 2-hour workshop: $67.50 for up to 15 participants. Each additional participant: $4.50

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

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a scout program, contact us at Please remember, 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. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a school outreach program, please contact us at

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 the opportunity to meet some of our ambassador animals! Contact us at for program options and pricing.

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