Education at Austin Zoo

Education at Austin Zoo

Categories: Education Programs

We have a variety of fun educational programs for all age groups, from stroller to senior!


Zoo Tots

Share the joy of animals with your toddler!

  • January 26th: What If You Had Animal Teeth?
  • February 23rd: What If You Had Animal Hair?

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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.

  • February 16th: Where the Wild Things Are
  • March 29th: The Land Before Time

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Homeschool Nature Series

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

  • February 15th: Animal Behavior
  • March 21st: Who’s Buggin’ Me?
  • April 18th: Dissection Lab

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Summer Camps

Full day camps for ages 6-12 starting in June

  • Zooper Heros, 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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Family Nature Experience

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

  • February 4th: Lone Star Roundup
  • March 3rd: Hungry, Hungry Critters
  • April 7th: The Sound of Nature

Learn More and Register

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 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.  

For additional information on our education programs or reservations, please email

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