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Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
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Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

Winter Hours (November 1 – January 31)

Open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm (No entry after 4:30pm)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Regular Hours (February 1 – October 31)

Open daily from 9:30am – 6:00pm (No entry after 5:00pm)


As always, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages.

Our concession stand is open Friday through Sunday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, and offers drinks, snacks, and shaved ice. The concession stand accepts cash only.


As of January 1, 2013, our admission prices are as follows:

Adult $ 9.00
Student $ 8.00
Senior (age 60+) $ 8.00
Military $ 8.00
Child (age 2-12) $ 6.00
Member Guest $ 6.00
Animal Food (Goats, Sheep, Deer, Llamas) $ 2.50


We also have group rates available:

Birthday Parties $ 6.00 per person
Groups (15+ people scheduled in advance, please) $ 6.00 per person
Field Trips (15+ school kids with chaperones) $ 5.00 per person


Please call the gift shop at (512) 288-1490 to schedule your birthday party, group, or field trip. In order to secure a discounted rate, a reservation must be made by your group with us in advance of your visit.



The train ride consists of a scenic ride through the hill country lasting about 20 minutes. Some of the zoo’s off display animals can be observed from the train as well, including our emus, alpacas, and longhorns.

Monday through Friday the train runs every hour, at the top of the hour, starting at 11:00 AM, until 3:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday the train runs starting at 11:00 AM, until 5:00 PM.

The train costs $2.50 per person, children under 2 are free. Tickets are purchased at the station, and Visa and Mastercard are accepted in addition to cash.



Annual Membership Prices

Enjoy the fun of Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary all year. Pass holders receive unlimited visits for one year from the date of purchase as well as a 10% discount at the gift shop.

Individual $50.00
Family of Four $100.00
Additional Person $30.00


Memberships may be purchased over the phone at 512-288-1490 or in person at our Gift Shop between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Gift certificates for admission and membership are also available. We can mail membership cards and/or gift certificates to the destination of your choice. Call today!

We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa or Discover. We do not accept checks.
Prices are subject to change without notice. No refunds or rain checks.