Austin Zoo has several kid-friendly activities for children of all ages!
Austin Zoo Patch Activities
For ages 5-17 years old. You can complete this patch on your own, or with some friends, or even with a larger group such as through scouting, a school class, or homeschoolers. Download and complete our specifically designed scavenger hunt to learn more about animals and the important mission of the Austin Zoo as a forever home for rescued animals.
The patch is designed so that you can complete it entirely in one visit to the Austin Zoo working with the Scavenger Hunt list. Or, if you wish, you can complete some activities at the Zoo with the Scavenger Hunt list, and some activities either before or after your visit to the Zoo with the Supplemental Activities list. Supplemental Activities include gathering items to give to the Austin Zoo from our Wish List, as well as more in depth activities to give you an even greater appreciation for issues that face endangered animals, like habitat destruction.
When you have completed all of the required patch activities at the Austin Zoo, stop by the gift shop to purchase either a Tiger or Peacock patch and to leave a completed copy of the Feedback Sheet.
Nine Question Zoo Quiz
Great for all ages! This short nine question quiz will help guide you through our Zoo while learning animal facts.
Find Our Metal Creatures
Like the metal art work around the Zoo? Use the Find Our Metal Creatures page to identify the 30 metal sculptures hiding around Austin Zoo(answer key included)!
“Who Am I” Mural
Next to Austin Zoo’s Reptile House, you will find the “Who Am I” painted mural with different animal patterns, colors, and textures. Use our mural answer key to solve this difficult quiz!