Education and Camps

At Austin Zoo we have a variety of fun educational programs for all age groups, from stroller to senior!

2024 Summer Camps!

Week long, full day summer camps are designed for the junior animal enthusiasts from age 5 to 14.

  • NEW! Lion, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!, ages 5-7
  • NEW! Junior Zookeepers, ages 11-14
  • Zooper Heroes, ages 6-8
  • Oh, To Be a Zoologist, ages 7-9
  • A Week Around the World, ages 9-12
  • If I Built a Zoo, ages 7-11

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Homeschool Nature Series

Explore and study the natural world through hands-on field and lab activities! Our Spring sessions have ended, check back here for more sessions to be added in the Fall and join us for Homeschool Day on September 27th, 2024!

Zoo Tots

Share the joy of animals with your toddler!

Our Spring sessions have ended, check back here for more sessions to be added in the Fall!

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School Holiday Camps

Looking for something fun for your child to do on their day off? These camps are 10am-3pm.

Our Spring sessions have ended, check back here for more sessions to be added in the Fall!

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Saturday Camps

Something for your animal enthusiast to do on Saturdays

Our Spring sessions have ended, check back here for more sessions to be added in the Fall!

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Family Nature Experience

A fun way to spend a Sunday morning with your family. Each session is 60 minutes long.

Our Spring sessions have ended, check back here for more sessions to be added in the Fall!

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Field Trip Questions? Please visit our FIELD TRIP PAGE.


Other Classes and Programs

Scavenger Hunts

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

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

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.

  • 1-hour workshop: $15 per participant
  • 2-hour workshop: $20 per participant.
  • Both prices include zoo admission 

2-hour scout workshops are available only for Junior Girl Scouts and higher, and for Bear Cub Scouts and higher. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a scout program, contact us at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG. 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 EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.


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 EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG for program options and pricing.


Cancellation Policy

All education program and camp sales are final. All programs will take place rain or shine. In the event that we cancel your program due to reasons we deem appropriate, a full refund will be issued, and individuals will be contacted directly.  


For additional information on our education programs or reservations, please email EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

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