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.

Saturday Camps

Do you have a child with a thirst for knowledge and a love for wildlife? Look no further than Austin Zoo’s Weekend Camps! Each Saturday, we will host an all-day camp where we will explore our world through animal encounters, biofacts, games, and crafts.  

Camps will run from 10 AM – 4PM. 

To register for Saturday Camps, click HERE


  • April 17th Sensational Soarers! 
  • Come learn all about the winged animals that call our world home!  
  • April 24th Super Scales!  
  • Come learn all about scaley reptiles and just how amazing they really are!  
  • May 1st Powerful Predators!  
  • Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Come learn all about the animals that reign at the top of the food chain.  

COVID-19 Safety Measures:  

The safety of our guests, staff, and animals is our top priority. Like all other guests and our staff members, we expect each camper to wear a mask during their time at camp. Mask breaks will be given when needed and when socially distanced from others. Each morning at check-in, we will take each camper’s temperature with an infrared temperature reader. If the camper has a fever, they will be sent home for the day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Education Manager at  

Price: $60 per camp for nonmembers, $50 for members 

Age: 6-9 

What to Bring: 

  • Lunch (& snacks if needed) 
  • Mask 
  • Refillable water bottle 
  • Closed-toe shoes 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Bug spray 
  • Hat or cap 

Homeschool Nature Series

Do you have a future scientist, biologist, or zoologist living under your roof? For a hands-on learning experience like no other, sign your child up for our Homeschool Nature Series classes! Join us as we learn all about our living planet through observations, experiments, and animal encounters! Please note that parents are unable to attend classes/labs with their child.

Register your child for our Homeschool Nature Series HERE.


Do you know a kid who is wild about animals?

Sign them up HERE for Austin Zoo Summer Camp!


Download Austin Zoo Education Programs HERE.


Let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer virtual programs via Zoom! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at EDUCATION@AUSTINZOO.ORG.

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: $13 per participant
      • 2-hour workshop: $15 per participant
      • Both prices include admission 

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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