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 education@austinzoo.org or call (512) 288-1490.

 

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 and Wednesday at 10:00AM

Ages 3-5 with an adult

$40 per 5-week session. Zoo members get free admission with program.

Download program flyer (link to flyer PDF)

Click here to register!

 


 

Homeschool Series

 

 

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

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

$18 per program.  Zoo members get free admission with program.

Download program flyer (link to flyer PDF)

Click here to register!

 

 

 

 


Teacher Celebration




Celebrate the start of the new school year with a Just for Teachers event at the Austin Zoo!

Join us for a guided tour, sips and nibbles in the shade, a meet and greet with one of our ambassador animals, plus a chance to win a free field trip for your class!

This event is FREE with advance registration and Teacher ID card at time of entry.

 

Saturday, August 24 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Registration closes August 19, 2019.

Click here to register.


 
 
Plus, teachers get free admission all September!

 

 


 

Homeschool Day




Meet local organizations that offer resources for homeschoolers and participate in STEAM-based activities throughout the zoo!

 

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

Admission is $6.00 per person with advance registration.

Click here to register!  Registration closes September 25, 2019.


 

Conservation Day

 

 

 

Discover local organizations that help protect Austin’s wildlife and natural resources and learn how you can help our native world flourish!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Free with admission, no registration required.

 


 

Winter Camp

 

 

 

Get a taste of Austin Zoo Summer Camp without the Texas heat!  Celebrate the holiday spirit by making presents for the animals.

9:00AM – 4:00PM
December 23, 27, and 30

$60/day for non-members, $50/day for members

Registration coming soon!


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 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.

 

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