$8.00 for Adults (ages 13-59)
$7.00 for Seniors (ages 60+)
$5.50 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


Become a volunteer with your Abilene Zoo! The animals will love you for it!

Our dedicated and enthusiastic Adult Volunteers contribute their time and talent to assist zoo guests and provide staff support. Education Volunteers are exposed to amazing learning opportunities while helping the Zoo with fun education and conservation activities! Administrative, animal care and facility Volunteers offer invaluable support to the Abilene Zoo while gaining behind the scenes knowledge of zoo operations.

The Adult Volunteer Program is divided into four Categories: Click here to download the Volunteer Application

Education Work as a Guest Ambassador, in Education Animal Care, Animal Programs, or in Research and Materials
Administrative Work Special Events, assist with Membership programs and the Marketing and Development department
Animal Care Assist the animal staff in caring for animals and providing behavioral enrichment
Facilities Assist the Horticulture and Maintenance staff with a variety of projects.

 PLEASE NOTE: Due to strict animal husbandry guidelines and safety issues, there are extremely limited opportunities to interact with any of the animals. Remember, this is for their safety and well-being as well as yours. Anyone who will be working with education animals or animals on exhibit will be required to take a TB test.

The Benefits of Volunteering

  • Flexible schedule
  • Opportunities to gain valuable customer service and public relations skills
  • Free admission passes (based on hours of service)
  • Variety of volunteer activities
  • Work with an exciting staff and volunteers
  • Recognition for your service

There is a $20 volunteer fee which covers a background check, training materials, t-shirt and name badge.

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 325-676-6451 or

Mail completed application to Kim Baker, Volunteer Coordinator 2070 Zoo Lane Abilene, TX 79602