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

 

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A special thanks to The Austin American-Statesman for their generous grant of advertising for our Outreach and Education Programs!

 
 

Field Trip Questions? Please visit our Field Trip Page.


 

Summer Camp

We are excited to have your child join us for the third year of our summer camp! This year we are moving to full-day camps for all ages! The official camp day will begin at 9 AM and run until 4 PM Monday through Friday. There will be two topics each for 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds. On the last week of summer we will offer one full-day camp Monday – Friday for 6-10 year olds called Zoolympics!

Our summer camp philosophy gets your child excited about nature and science through using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom. It is an opportunity for your child to take risks, try new activities and to make new friends who have an interest in science.

Camps will be taught by experienced instructors and well-trained counselors. Your child will participate in many activities including investigating science through fun experiments, fostering their creativity through science-related arts and crafts, and learning about animals and environmental science through up close encounters. Come join us this summer for a roaring good time!

 

Camp Schedule and Pricing

Monday through Friday 9:00AM – 4:00PM • Members: $250 per week • Non-members: $275 per week

Date: Camp Session & Age Range:
June 11-15 Jr. Zoo Crew, Ages 8-10
June 18-22 Junior Zookeepers, Ages 5-7 Session is full!
June 25 -29 Zookeeping 101, Ages 11-13
July 9-13 Zoo Safari, Ages 5-7
July 16-20 Eat or be Eaten, Ages 8-10
July 23-27 Wild Careers, Ages 11-13
July 30- Aug 3 Junior Zookeepers, Ages 5-7 Session is full!
Aug 6 -10 Jr. Zoo Crew, Ages 8-10
Aug 13 – 17 Zoolympics, Ages 6-10


Click here for more information and to download a copy of our camp brochure

Registration

Early member registration will begin on February 19, 2018 and non-member registration will begin on February 28, 2018. Would you like to register early? Purchase a family membership to register early and receive member pricing! Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

How to register for Summer Camp:

  1. Click here to download a brochure with the registration form attached.
  2. Complete pages 5 & 6.
  3. Submit completed registration form 1 of 3 ways:
    • By mail: P.O. Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709
    • By fax: 512-288-3972
    • Bring form with payment to our Gift Shop between 9:30AM – 5:00PM

 


 

Classes and Programs

Austin Zoo Sleuths!

Be an Austin Zoo Sleuth! Come solve “The Case of the Missing Bird Toys.”

This free clue-based scavenger hunt is fun for the whole family. Someone stole the bird’s toys! Follow the clues to figure out which animal is the culprit and learn about animal enrichment along the way! Each animal has something to say!

  • Price: Free with paid admission
  • Fun for all ages!
  • Solve three Austin Zoo Sleuths mysteries and we’ll put your picture in our Hall of Fame!

When you arrive at Austin Zoo, ask a Gift Shop employee for an Austin Zoo Sleuths information packet!

Onsite School Programs &
Offsite Outreach Programs

 

School Programs for Field Trips

Our programs are aligned with TEKS for pre-K through fifth grade. Programs are $2 in addition to admission prices. Click here to download our informational brochure.

School Outreach Programs

Let the Zoo come to you! Traveling program options for pre-K through fifth grades are listed in the above brochure. To schedule a program, please call 512-288-1490.

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 live animals! Call or email us at (512)-288-1490 or education.austinzoo@gmail.com for program options and pricing.

Click here to learn more about community outreach programs.
Click here to learn more about senior programs.


New! 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.

Date: 1 Hour: 2 Hours:
Sept-Jan $8.50 $9.50
Feb-May $9.00 $10.00
June-Aug $10.50 $11.50

To reserve a scout workshop or if you have any questions call (512) 288-1490 ext. 106 or email education.austinzoo@gmail.com, a $50 deposit is required at time of booking.

Zoo Tots

Join us for Zoo Tots! The program is designed for a parent/guardian and a child to spend time learning together! Each month will feature a new theme. Weekly classes will focus on the monthly theme. Visit animal exhibits to get the inside scoop on their care and life history, participate in hands-on activities such as crafts or science experiments.

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Price: $8 for one parent/guardian and child, $4 for a second child. (Non-members must also pay zoo admission.)
  • Ages & Class Size: 2-5 year olds and parent/guardians 10 pairs per class
  • Meeting Location: Education Building/Events Pavilion
  • Click here to download the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Zoo Tots Schedule
  • Register for Zoo Tots online!

 


 

Upcoming 2018 Programs

Homeschool Day
September 28, 2018


Let’s build some STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics that is! Homeschool families are invited for a day of learning and exploration! Learning activities from partner organizations, keeper talks and a special education animal presentation will be featured!

This is a special event, therefore Groupon, Travel Zoo, Living Social and other similar offers or discounts aren’t valid for admission.

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