Education Programs

Education Programs

Categories: Education Programs

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Education Department at


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.



Let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer 40-minute virtual programs via Zoom for $40! Schedule one of our interactive programs for your pre-K – 6th grade classes or home-school group! For a more relaxed environment, for $30 you may schedule a 30-minute Ask an Expert session, where a member of our education team will be happy to answer any and all animal related questions! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

Summer Camp 2020


Click HERE to register for camp!

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!*


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!



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. 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

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.


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.  

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