Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, conservation and education. T Austin Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue zoo.
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It's birthday party time again! These two young ladies are turning 14 and we are celebrating next Saturday, January 13th...
01/08/2024

It's birthday party time again! These two young ladies are turning 14 and we are celebrating next Saturday, January 13th.

Join us as we wish Aesa & Gaia a very happy birthday, right outside their habitat, below our Galapagos Tortoises. The festivities will kick off at 11:00am sharp!

Have a great week everyone!

Zulema had a wonderful Christmas and all of us at Austin Zoo hope you did as well!We appreciate you considering us when ...
12/26/2023

Zulema had a wonderful Christmas and all of us at Austin Zoo hope you did as well!

We appreciate you considering us when you wonder what to do with your real Christmas tree.

We will NOT be able to accept your Christmas tree this year. Thanks for thinking of us!

Come see us today, we are open until 5:00pm! Admissions closes at 4:00pm.

Have a wonderful day after Christmas everyone!

Jazzy wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!Have a wonderful day everyone! Come see us tomorrow, we open at 9:30am!
12/25/2023

Jazzy wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Come see us tomorrow, we open at 9:30am!

Merry Christmas from all our animals and everyone at Austin Zoo! Just a reminder, we will be closed to the public tomorr...
12/24/2023

Merry Christmas from all our animals and everyone at Austin Zoo!

Just a reminder, we will be closed to the public tomorrow. We will open on Tuesday at 9:30am. Come see us!

Trying to think of something fun to do after Christmas? You are invited to join us when we celebrate Sango & Jelani's 10...
12/12/2023

Trying to think of something fun to do after Christmas?

You are invited to join us when we celebrate Sango & Jelani's 10th birthday!

We will be wishing these two handsome guys a happy birthday on Wednesday, December 27th at 11:00am right outside their habitat.

Come join us for all the fun!

Looking for a holiday gift for that someone special? Let us help you! Come, spend some time in our Gift Shop and pick up...
12/05/2023

Looking for a holiday gift for that someone special? Let us help you! Come, spend some time in our Gift Shop and pick up something for everyone!

Give a gift that keeps giving all year long........an Austin Zoo Membership. Click on the link below to purchase a membership today!

We can also help you with a gift card. Call us at 512.288.1490, one of our Guest Relations associates will be happy to help you.

https://austinzoo.org/members

Our Gift Shop is open from 9:30am - 5:00pm seven days a week. We will be closed on Christmas Day to the public.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

From Dot & Dash, Vimilia, Lila, Enrique, Diego, Olivia and Wiley and all of us at Austin Zoo, a huge "thank you" to ever...
11/29/2023

From Dot & Dash, Vimilia, Lila, Enrique, Diego, Olivia and Wiley and all of us at Austin Zoo, a huge "thank you" to everyone who generously donated yesterday during the annual "Giving Tuesday" campaign.

We appreciate your support so much!

Come see all our animals! We will be open today until 5:00pm. Spend some time in our Gift Shop, Christmas is only 26 days away!

Have a great day everyone!

Giving Tuesday is today! You can make a difference in the lives of our animals.Please consider a donation to Austin Zoo....
11/28/2023

Giving Tuesday is today!

You can make a difference in the lives of our animals.

Please consider a donation to Austin Zoo. You will be helping the animals
who call our Zoo their forever home.

Many of the animals you see when you visit our Zoo would not be alive had we not welcomed them into our animal family.

Each dollar you donate goes directly to the care of our animals.

You may donate in several different ways.

Click on the link below, call us to donate with a credit card - 512-695-3021
or mail us a check payable to Austin Zoo at the following address:
Austin Zoo, PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PWS58YNFTU5DA

Your generosity enables us to continue to help animals in need! Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has asked how you can help keep our animals warm as colder months approach. Our Animal Care st...
11/22/2023

Thank you to everyone who has asked how you can help keep our animals warm as colder months approach.

Our Animal Care staff has put together a small list of items they know will help keep everyone cozy and warm.

All of these items can be found on Amazon, links are below.

We are so grateful for your support!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Have you noticed temperatures are beginning to cool off, winter is just around the corner. Winter is a challenging time ...
11/20/2023

Have you noticed temperatures are beginning to cool off, winter is just around the corner.

Winter is a challenging time for our Animal Care staff, it is a time when our focus turns to keeping our animals warm.

We need your help! We are asking for gently used blankets, flat sheets, towels, hand towels, or pillow cases.

Please no comforters, pillows or duvets. In short, nothing that has filler in it. These items are hazardous to our animals.

You may drop your donation off at our Gift Shop, from 9:30am - 5:00pm, seven days a week. We will be happy to write a donation receipt for you.

Thanks so much for caring about and helping our animals!

Our next Homeschool Nature Series takes place this Thursday, November 16th and you can still register for a spot in our ...
11/15/2023

Our next Homeschool Nature Series takes place this Thursday, November 16th and you can still register for a spot in our "Dissection Lab" program. Animal anatomy is what it's all about this week.

Click on the link below to register your child/children!

https://austinzoo.org/homeschool-nature-series

Questions? Send an email to [email protected]

Thank you to all who have served or are serving in the armed forces. We are grateful for your service.In honor of Vetera...
11/10/2023

Thank you to all who have served or are serving in the armed forces. We are grateful for your service.

In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11th and through Sunday, November 12th, all veterans, active and retired, will be able to enter the Zoo free of charge.

This applies only to the veteran or active military personnel. Please have your military ID ready to show at admissions.

Again, thank you to everyone who has served or is serving!

Just a reminder everyone, we have transitioned to our Winter hours. It sure has felt like Winter these last few days!We ...
11/03/2023

Just a reminder everyone, we have transitioned to our Winter hours. It sure has felt like Winter these last few days!

We are open, seven days a week, from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Admissions closes at 4:00pm, our Gift Shop at 5:00pm.

BTW, the adorable image is of Piper, one of our two Armadillos!

"Boo at the Zoo" 2023 was spooktacularly fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us this year! We are already looking forw...
10/31/2023

"Boo at the Zoo" 2023 was spooktacularly fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us this year!

We are already looking forward to Boo 2024!

Happy Saturday!Jazzy wants everyone to know the Zoo will be closing early tomorrow, October 29th for a private event.We ...
10/28/2023

Happy Saturday!

Jazzy wants everyone to know the Zoo will be closing early tomorrow, October 29th for a private event.

We will be closing at 3:00pm. Admissions will close at 2:00pm tomorrow. Our Gift Shop will close at 3:00.

Have a great day everyone!

Boo at the Zoo, our Family Friendly Halloween event is a rain or shine event!Our Haunted House will be open, and our Fri...
10/27/2023

Boo at the Zoo, our Family Friendly Halloween event is a rain or shine event!

Our Haunted House will be open, and our Frightfully Scary Animal Show will go on as scheduled. Animal shows are scheduled at 6:40, 7:20 and 8:00pm.

Wear your best rain boots and bring an umbrella!

Of course, please stroll through the Zoo and say hello to our animals!

Please visit our website www.austinzoo.org to find out additional information about "Boo at the Zoo!"

If you have not had an opportunity to attend an Austin Zoo Wine Dinner, you have missed an evening surrounded by great p...
10/25/2023

If you have not had an opportunity to attend an Austin Zoo Wine Dinner, you have missed an evening surrounded by great people, food and wine. What could be better?

We have tickets available for this event, please call Patti at 512.695.3021 to secure yours today!

Catering by Gourmet Gals Catering & Events, wines selected by Parmeson Wines and a small silent auction.

Join us for this special evening.

Explore local art! Take a drive down picturesque Creek Road and discover unique artwork of 8 local artists. You will hav...
10/19/2023

Explore local art! Take a drive down picturesque Creek Road and discover unique artwork of 8 local artists. You will have the opportunity to explore the creative spaces of three art studios and chat with our local artists.

When: This Saturday & Sunday, the 21st & 22nd from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Creek Road Artists will be donating 5% of sales to our Zoo!

Click on the link below to learn more!

https://www.dorraestevens.com/new-events-1?fbclid=IwAR3RB1BszzZ6jb0fNEVN7KsBbzuOp9lFlcm9Wuu1lskFFqK44EosYdR7TLQ

Guess what? We still have tickets available for "Boo" this weekend! We have also added some additional tickets for each ...
10/17/2023

Guess what? We still have tickets available for "Boo" this weekend! We have also added some additional tickets for each night.

These tickets will probably go fast, so secure your tickets that include our spooky train ride. 🎃

Be sure you wander through our "Haunted House" for a scary good time. We have a "ghost" version and a "ghoul" version. For little ones who don't particularly like to be scared, our "ghost" tour is perfect. Everyone else who likes to be scared, we have our "ghouls" tour. Enter if you dare!!!👻👻

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets!

https://austinzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo

Join us on November 4th at Parmeson Wines in Dripping Springs for an intimate evening of great wines, amazing food and t...
10/15/2023

Join us on November 4th at Parmeson Wines in Dripping Springs for an intimate evening of great wines, amazing food and the company of friends who support Austin Zoo.

Tickets for this event can be secured by calling Patti at 512.695.3021. Tickets are limited, purchase yours today! $150 per person. Our wine dinners are always an enjoyable time.

Parmeson Wines is located at 5300 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs. Our event will begin at 6:00pm. Gourmet Gals Catering & Events will create our meal, always delicious!

Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Potato Leek Soup
Peach & Goat Cheese Phylo Cup

Dinner
Fall Salad
Smoked Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Cajun Grilled Shrimp Brochette
Potatoes Au Gratin
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Signature Dinner Rolls

Dessert
Chocolate Lava Cake

Come, be a part of a lovely evening!

We have a winner in our Paw Patrol Giveaway! Congratulations to Jules Mp for submitting the correct answer to our trivia...
10/11/2023

We have a winner in our Paw Patrol Giveaway!

Congratulations to Jules Mp for submitting the correct answer to our trivia contest!

The correct answer.........skateboarding and snowboarding!

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway!

Wow! Did you hear? Paw Patrol Live is coming!Calling all good citizens! The Paw Patrol is coming to the H-E-B center at ...
10/11/2023

Wow! Did you hear? Paw Patrol Live is coming!

Calling all good citizens! The Paw Patrol is coming to the H-E-B center at Cedar Park. The Paw Patrol is "yelping" for help as they face their greatest challenge yet!

Saturday, October 21st at 10:00AM, 2:00PM & 6:00PM.
Sunday, October 22nd at 11:00AM & 3:00PM.

Tickets are now on sale for this super exciting event. In partnership with Paw Patrol we are giving away 4 tickets to this very exciting show.

Be the first to correctly answer the following trivia question about the Paw Patrol and win!

What are two of Rubble’s favorite activities?

Good luck everyone!

*Please note, it will be the first entry with the correct answer we see on our page. Not necessarily the first comment you see on your page. Posts are not always in the same order as you see them.

We are thrilled to share with you we are partnering with Creek Road Artists and invite you to take a stroll along Creek ...
10/11/2023

We are thrilled to share with you we are partnering with Creek Road Artists and invite you to take a stroll along Creek Road to discover the talent of several local artists. Browse through the creative spaces of three art studios and chat with the artists along your way.

Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Your tour will be a perfect way to support local artists and Austin Zoo! It will be the perfect time to acquire a piece of art for your collection. 5% of all sales will be donated to our Zoo. A win, win for all of us!

Click on the link below to learn all about the Creek Road Artists Tour.

https://www.dorraestevens.com/new-events-1

It's that hauntingly, spooktacular time of year again! If you love haunted houses, come to "Boo at the Zoo" and enter ou...
10/06/2023

It's that hauntingly, spooktacular time of year again! If you love haunted houses, come to "Boo at the Zoo" and enter our Haunted House. Enter if you dare that is!!

Thank you to the team from RBFCU who, once again, set up our Haunted House! They are amazing!

Tickets are on sale and we still have tickets available that include our Spooky Train ride for tomorrow night. Tickets that include a ride on our train are limited. Hurry, they will go fast!

Our Zoo is all decked out in its Halloween Finest and we have a new animal show this year. All included in our ticket price.

Click on the link below to secure your tickets.

https://austinzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo/

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday to celebrate  Willow, Roxy & Oliver's 8th birthday...
10/05/2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday to celebrate Willow, Roxy & Oliver's 8th birthday!

Our three Cougars were surprised with a fishing expedition. Turns out they are great at fishing, who knew!

We hope you enjoy these images of their birthday party!

We are so excited! Tomorrow is the day we get to wish these three a very happy birthday  #8! Willow, Roxy & Oliver lost ...
09/29/2023

We are so excited! Tomorrow is the day we get to wish these three a very happy birthday #8!

Willow, Roxy & Oliver lost their mom when they were very young, we were able to give them a forever home filled with love.

Please come help us celebrate. Meet us right outside their habitat tomorrow morning at 11:000am. Oh, bring your best singing voice with you!

October is just a few days away! Have you purchased your tickets to "Boo at the Zoo?"Boo at the Zoo tickets are on sale ...
09/28/2023

October is just a few days away! Have you purchased your tickets to "Boo at the Zoo?"

Boo at the Zoo tickets are on sale and going fast!

Boo is our family friendly, ghoulishly fun, Halloween event! Children of all ages are sure to enjoy our spooktacular evening!

Click on the link below to purchase tickets!

https://austinzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo

Oliver is wondering what type of celebration we are planning for his and his sister's birthday on Saturday.Little does h...
09/28/2023

Oliver is wondering what type of celebration we are planning for his and his sister's birthday on Saturday.

Little does he know, there is a fishing expedition in their future.

Don't miss out on all the fun, come help us celebrate Willow, Roxy & Oliver's birthday.

Saturday morning at 11:00am right outside their habitat.

Homeschool Day 2023 is in the books and it was a huge success!Thanks to all the organizations who presented, we apprecia...
09/26/2023

Homeschool Day 2023 is in the books and it was a huge success!

Thanks to all the organizations who presented, we appreciate your partnership with us! We couldn't have done it without you!

4-H
Austin Creative Reuse
Austin Rising School
Dripping Springs Lions Club
Generation SERVE
GirlStart
Hill Country Science Mill
Hot Science - Cool Talks
IdeaLab Kids
Lone Star School of Music
Natureversity
Stars and Science Austin
Travis Audubon
Travis County Master Gardeners
WestCave Outdoor Discovery Center
Wild Basin Creative Research Center

Thank you to all the families who joined us, we appreciate your support and hope you had a great time.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year for Homeschool Day 2024!

Address

10808 Rawhide Trl
Austin, TX
78736

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 9:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+15122881490

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Austin Zoo is a nonprofit zoo that approximately 300 animals call home.

Austin Zoo’s mission is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. We care for animals from other facilities that are being retired due to age, health or other issues; animals seized in animal cruelty cases; retired laboratory research animals, and those originally acquired as exotic pets by individuals who later discover they are incapable of properly taking care of them.

Austin Zoo is a family-friendly organization and reserves the right to delete inappropriate, profane or offensive posts.


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