Austin Zoo

Austin, TX

Where are we going?

Austin Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trail
TX 78736


What is there to do?

A trip to the zoo with the family can be quite a magical experience - strolling through the grounds and encountering animals from all over the world. You can see your favorites, and even some that will surprise you!

Austin Zoo is no different. This fun Texas zoo has over 350 animals from over 100 species all waiting to make friends with you! It's a great way for kids to have amazing animal encounters, as well as learning all about their habits and habitats.

Fun and education rolled up into one! Perfect!

The aim of the zoo is to hep animals that need to be rescued or rehabilitated, so you know that all of the animals there are in a much better place for being in the zoo

Are you ready to meet some of the animals! There are many happy families at Austin Zoo - and we don't just mean yours! You see, creatures like tigers and lions belong to the Big Cat family, and snakes and lizards are from the reptile family. So as you go round, you can know that these creatures are part of a family just like you!

The Big Cat family includes leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, tigers, and those beautiful lions. But did you know that only the jaguar, tiger and lion can roar? Pretty incredible isn't it! (Here's a fun fact - the cheetah actually purrs like your pet cat would!)

The monkey family are often the cheekiest of the bunch! There are always so many amazing species - from the Capuchin Monkey to the Common Marmoset, learning about their story will fascinate kids

Just some of the creatures you'll encounter!

Did you think that Austin Zoo would have a train ride? Yep! You can enjoy a 20 minute ride in between enjoying the animals. Austin Zoo also have keeper talks, as well as story time sessions which are always fun for those little ones!

Zoo fun is waiting at this Texas family favorite - don't forget your camera!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $11.95

Children: $8.95 for ages 2 - 12

Discount: Seniors and military

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to check the accessibility of the zoo grounds


When can we go?

9:30am open. 6pm close Feb to Oct. 5:30pm close Nov to Jan

All year round. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days


Any top tips?

Grab some animal food for $2.50 for the deer, llamas and goats!

I’m Hungry!

They have a concession stand open Friday to Sunday, which sell drinks, snacks and shaved ice. Cash only.

Healthy Eating

Visitors are free to bring in their own food and drink to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. Then it can be as healthy as you like! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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