Learn, Play, and
that Last a Lifetime
The mission of Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. At our rescue and sanctuary zoo, children and adults alike can appreciate our Hill Country setting and enjoy a close-up experience with our rescued animals. Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 350 animals across a hundred different species. Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a forever home for our rescued animals. Come visit us!
Swing Into Summer
Are you a hot shot with a camera? Submit your best Austin Zoo photo taken within the last year to email@example.com by June 30th. If you win your photo will go on display at the zoo, and you might win a Family of Four Membership and a Private Tour! One submission per person. For more information download the Swing Into Summer packet linked below!
Swing Into Summer Photo Contest Packet
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Call to Artists!
We are excited to announce “Austin Zoo Revue 2014”. We are seeking artists to participate in creating art on fiberglass animals for a fundraiser that will benefit and support the Zoo’s mission. A juried art competition, amateur and professional artists, teams or individuals are encouraged to enter. Complete rules and regulations can be obtained by downloading our Call to Artists packet!
Austin Zoo Call to Artists Packet
Austin Zoo Artist Entry Form
Ride the Train
Sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic ride aboard the Rawhide Rocket during your stay at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. Delight to the sights along the 2 1/2 mile route through the picturesque canyon adjacent to our Zoo. An added bonus, riders will view animals not on display to the public. Calvin and Shania, our Texas Longhorns, Emus, Alpacas and more. Children under the age of 2 are always free, all other riders pay only $2.50 per train ride. Purchase your tickets at the train depot, cash and credit cheerfully accepted. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy the ride!