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.

Weekend Camp

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 animal classification and the biodiversity of our world through animal encounters, biofacts, games, and crafts.

Sign up for a series or pick and choose which camps you think your child will enjoy the most! For our first series, we will be investigating Animal Classification! Each camp, we will be exploring a different group of animals. From bugs to reptiles to birds to mammals, we will be diving into what makes each group unique!

For our second series, we will be exploring the world around us. Each camp, we will immerse ourselves in the culture of a continent, and discover the amazing animals that call each continent home.

Camps will run from 10 AM – 4PM.

Please fill out our registration form HERE to sign up!

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. Additionally, we will run through a quick questionnaire to ensure you, your child, and any other members of your household are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Education Manager at education


Weekly on Saturdays for 4-5 weeks (Animal Classification will be 4 weeks, Animals Around the World will be 5 weeks).

Start Date: Saturday September 19th, 2020

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM


$60 per camp for non-members, $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

Subject Matter:

Series 1: Animal Classification

Invertebrates (Brilliant Bugs)

Reptiles (Radical Reptiles)

Birds (Beautiful Birds)

Mammals (Marvelous Mammals)

Series 2: Continents (Animals Around the Globe)

North America

South America










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. Click here to see a program flyer.


      • 1-hour workshop: $12 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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