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10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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Education Programs

Encounter two new weekly educational experiences with Audrey!

Dates and times for weekly educational experiences are subject to change. Check this area for the latest schedule. For more information, e-mail . Free of charge with regular paid Zoo admission.

  • Storytime : Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm, Audrey, our education specialist, will read books from our gift shop to our wonderful zoo visitors in the Peacock Barn.
  • Toys for Animals : Help Audrey make toys for our animals every Monday at 1:30 pm and Wednesday at 11:30 am! You will learn all about what it takes to make a good “enrichment” for each of our animals.

Have a look at the upcoming special educational events!

  • Stroller Safari will take place every month for children ages 6-24 months, beginning August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 8th, December 16th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. For more information, download the informational packet here.
  • Crickets 101 for ages 5 to 17 years on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm will teach you everything you need to know about cricket care and cricket science. If you dare, you can even taste one! Each person will build a cricket house using recycled materials and you can have your own singing cricket. For a full schedule of Saturday Workshops, download the informational packet here.
  • Senior Safari Adventure (ages 60+) on Friday, October 17, Wednesday, November 12th, and Wednesday, December 17th from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Come join us for coffee, juice, and pastries plus a leisurely stroll around the Zoo to meet and learn about some of our animals. Class limit of 20 participants. A Zookeeper talk will be a part of your experience. For more information, download the informational packet here.

Advanced reservations required for all programs.

Classes are held in our air conditioned Events Pavilion or on the Education Building porch

For additional information, please email

For reservations, please call 512-288-5031.