Admission:
$7.00 for Adults (ages 13-59)
$6.00 for Seniors (ages 60+)
$4.50 for children (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 free!

Hours:
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Last admittance at 4 p.m.
Every Thurs. June–August, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Last admittance at 8 p.m.

Contact:
2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX
(325) 676-6085
abilene.zoo@abilenetx.com

Calendar of Events 2017

Two Buck Tuesdays — Every Tuesday everyone gets $2 admission! All through January and February

Summer camp registration open!

March 2, Homeschool Day at the Zoo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Homeschool students and their families from all over the region will convene at the zoo for a fun day including a peek behind-the-scenes, science curriculum and hands-on discovery! Register before Feb. 27 for early bird prices: $7/Participating Children,  $5 / Adult(s) over the age of 18. After Feb. 27: $9 /person. More information and online registration.

March 11-18: Spring Break at the Abilene Zoo features daily zoo keeper chats and animal encounters! Click here for Abilene fun for  visitors.

March 17, Night Hike, 6 to 8 p.m.: Going Green Find family fun and animal adventures after hours at the zoo. Activities include zoo exploration, snack and an animal encounter. Pre-registration is required and closes at 5 p.m. the day before the event. Cost: Members $15 a person; Non-members $18 a person, 2 and under is free. Click here to download a registration form. Reservations required.  Please contact the Education Department at (325) 676-6487 or zoo.education@abilenetx.com.

March 24, Kid’s Night Out, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Drop off your child (ages 4 and above) for a fun night out at the zoo. A pizza dinner, activities and an animal encounter will keep them fed and entertained. Cost for Zoo Members: $20 for first child in family, $15 each additional sibling;  Non-Members $23 for first child in family, $18 each additional sibling. Click here to download a registration form Reservations required. Please contact the Education Department at (325) 676-6487 or zoo.education@abilenetx.com with questions.

April 8, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: two time choices -9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Dress in your spring finery and enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun Easter craft and a framed photo with the Easter Bunny. Administration/Discovery Center building. Cost for the holiday party is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 through 12, and $5 for ages 2 and younger. Admission to the zoo is included. Reservations are required. Just call the gift shop at 325-676-6085.

April 15, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: two time choices, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun Easter craft and a framed photo with the Easter Bunny. Administration/Discovery Center building. Cost for the holiday party is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 through 12, and $5 for ages 2 and younger. Admission to the zoo is included. Reservations are required.  Just call the gift shop at 325-676-6085.

April 21, Kid’s Night Out, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Drop off your child (ages 4 and above) for a fun night out at the zoo from ! Activities will include a pizza dinner, activities and an animal encounter. Members: $20 for first child in family, $15 each additional sibling;  Non-Members $23 for first child in family, $18 each additional sibling. Click here to download a registration form Reservations required. Please contact the Education Department at (325) 676-6487 or zoo.education@abilenetx.com with any questions.

April 22, MusicFest & Party for the Planet: Joy to the World! Skip through the park to the lively tunes of local bands and performing groups, all while learning about world conservation. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission. Underwritten by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Abilene.

April 28, Night Hike, 6 to 8 p.m.: African Safari theme. Find family fun and animal adventures after hours at the zoo. Activities include zoo exploration, snacks and an animal encounter. Pre-registration is required and closes at 5 p.m. the day before the event. Cost: Members $15 a person; Non-members $18 a person, 2 and under is free. Click here to download a registration form. Reservations required. Please contact the Education Department at (325) 676-6487 or zoo.education@abilenetx.com with any questions.

May 14, Mother’s Day: Bring your mom to see our animal moms! Mothers of all generations get in free all day with a paying “child” of any age.

May 20, Zoolute to Dyess — The Abilene Zoo celebrates Armed Forces Day each year by offering free admission to families with a military ID. What’s more, we provide lunch, snacks, games, entertainment and prizes! Come for opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. and join us in a tribute to those who serve.

May 20, Endangered Species Day: We’ll have keeper chats, activities and presentations showcasing the endangered animals in our collection and how all of us can support their survival! Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission.

May 25 through Labor Day: Daily Zoo Keeper Chats

June 1 through Aug. 31 — Sunset Safari. The zoo stays open late every Thursday in the summer! Gates close at 8 p.m.; park closes at 9 .m.  We’re planning lots of fun activities to surprise guests on these lovely evenings in the park.

 June 3,  Outdoor Adventures: Get outside and play!  We’re partnering with Texas Parks & Wildlife and the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness to encourage families to enjoy sports and wildlife. Come try something new!  It’s all free with admission. Activities start at 10 a.m.

June 5: First day of Abilene Zoo Summer Camps!

June 8, World Oceans Day: Celebrate the seas and learn how we can help conserve its creatures and habitats. Activities from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free with admission.

June 11, Children’s Art & Literacy Festival guests can enjoy free admission to the zoo. Bring your event lanyard to the gate! Regular hours.

June 18, Father’s Day— Treat dad to a stroll through the park. All fathers get in free with paying children (of all ages). The first 100 through the gate also get a surprise!

June 22, World Giraffe Day: Join animal lovers from around the globe to honor our favorite long-necked herbivores. We’ll have zoo keeper chats, activities and education about our herd and their kin. Activities from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free with admission.

July 13, Snake Appreciation Day: Our reptile keepers are passionate about snakes and their important role in the environment. We’ll have some memorable hands-on fun, animal encounters and zoo keeper chats. Activities from 5:30-7:30 pm Free with admission.

July 27, Cat Day: The cats in our collection are among everyone’s favorites — from our rare breeding pair of ocelots, to the young jaguar sisters, lions and pumas. The cats and the people will get fun enrichment activities today! Activities from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free with admission.

August 21, Senior Citizen Day: This fun day is back by popular demand! Everyone age 60 and older gets free admission, musical entertainment, refreshments, activities, animal encounters and fellowship. $1 Safari Express train rides make getting around the zoo easier for those who can’t hoof it. Mark your calendar!

Sept. 2, Vulture Appreciation Day: Vultures have some adaptations that help them  in their role as environmental superheroes! Learn about the birds in our collection and their plight around the world. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission.

Sept. 9, Teddy Bear Day: Bring your favorite plush fur-baby (or purchase one in the Zoo Store) for free child’s admission to the zoo! We’ll also have education about our American Black Bear, who happens to be named Teddy! Regular hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 23, World Rhino Day: Learn about these endangered animals and meet Macho, our Southern Black Rhinoceros. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission.

Sept. 30, Zoobilation: The Abilene Zoological Society’s annual gala is always a wild shindig! Music, food, camaraderie, silent auction — including naming rights for the swan boats, are all in store! Tickets to be available online and in the Zoo Store. More details to come!

Oct. 28, Boo at the Zoo: Dress up your little beasts and bring them out to the zoo for a day of trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, and animal fun! Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets sold in the Zoo Store for $4.50; $5 at the gate.

Dec. 9, Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun craft and framed photo with the Old St. Nick. Administration/Learning Center building. Cost for the holiday party is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 through 12, and $5 for ages 2 and younger. Admission to the zoo is included. Reservations are required.  Just call the Zoo Store at 325-676-6085.

Dec. 16, Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun craft and framed photo with the Old St. Nick. Administration/Learning Center building. Cost for the holiday party is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 through 12, and $5 for ages 2 and younger. Admission to the zoo is included. Reservations are required.  Just call the Zoo Store at 325-676-6085.