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

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.

2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX
(325) 676-6085

Plan Your Visit

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

$7 for adults (ages 13-59)
$6 for seniors (60+)
$4.50 for children (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 are free!

Getting Around the Zoo:

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

Email Address –

Abilene’s first zoo opened in 1919, where it was located at Fair Park. In 2016, the zoo celebrated 50 fun years at our current location in Nelson Park!

Each year more than 225,000 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!

Mission Statement: The Abilene Zoo is a place of learning and adventure, where families make memories, share the joy of discovery and become inspired to preserve wildlife.