Abilene Zoo

The Abilene Zoo - Abilene's #1 Attraction!

General Information

The Abilene Zoo is located in Nelson Park, across from the Taylor County Expo Center, off Highway 36 at 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, Texas 79602


$6.00 for adults (ages 13-59)
$5.00 for seniors (60+)
$3.50 for children (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 are free!

Getting Around the Zoo - Click here for a map of the Abilene Zoo

Wagon rental……$4.00
Wheelchair rental - no charge (subject to availability)
*Prices are subject to change

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily, last admission at 4:30 pm.

9:00 am - 9:00 pm on Thursdays in June, July and August, last admission at 8:30 pm.

The Zoo is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

*The Watering Hole - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and a hot dog, popcorn, cotton candy or nachos!

*Safari Express Train -10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. Train tokens are available for purchase in the Gift Shop from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm and can be redeemed at the train station until 4:00 pm. $2/person, 2 years of age and under FREE. 

*Giraffe Feeding - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily April through September.  Weekends only October through March.  Tokens are available for purchase in the Gift Shop from 9:00 am -3:30 pm  and can be redeemed for crackers at the giraffe bridge until 4:00 pm (In order to keep our giraffes healthy, a limited number of tokens are sold each day) $1 for 4 crackers.

*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and/or animal needs. 


Information - 325.676.6085
Fax - 325.676.6084
Mailing Address - 2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX 79602

Email Address - abilene.zoo@abilenetx.com

The Abilene Zoo was established in 1919, where it was located at Fair Park. We are pleased to say that in 2006, the Zoo celebrated forty fun years at our current location in Nelson Park! Each year over 200,000 people discover the wonderful world of wildlife at the Abilene Zoo.

The zoo's Education Department provides educational programs, summer camps, weekend programs, tours, pre-school classes, and special events year-round. The Zoo also has many ways to volunteer, such as zoo teens.  School groups are welcome, as well as birthday parties!


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