We are proud to provide various programs to children and teens with a rich understanding of wildlife and wildly fun activities.
Spark your child’s appreciation and understanding of natural environments by providing educational and entertaining opportunities.
Join us for fun animal adventures at the zoo. Classes involve stories, crafts, and an animal encounter geared to preschool students ages 3- 4 years. Admission to the zoo is also included!Find out more
Become a jr. zookeeper for the afternoon! Participants will work one-on-one with an Education Keeper to help care for our animal ambassadors including feeding, cleaning, handling, and other activities. One adult may accompany the participating child. Pre-registration is required and is subject to availability. This program is a single 75-minute occurrence.
Cost: Members: $55, Non- Members: $60 Children 8 and older get a chance to be a zookeeper for an afternoon!
Immerse your wild one in the world of animals. At Zoo Camp, campers will not only get to learn about everything scaly, furry, and feathery but also become inspired to save wildlife.
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Find the Zoo in You! Even you can become a future Entomologist, Herpetologist, or Zookeeper. Start now with Zoo Teens- a program dedicated to building the conservationist inside of you.Zoo Teens
We welcome school groups and organizations from all over Texas in order to connect educators to fun experiences for their students outside the classroom.
“We were able to incorporate English, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum standards into our visit while leaving lasting impressions on the students and their lives. My student’s favorite part of our trips was when we brought books to the aviary and read stories to the birds.” -Stacy Jones, Educator for 22 years.
Submit a Zoo Field Trip Request form seven days in advance or contact the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about group rates or any questions you may have. Once you’ve filled out the form you are confirmed for your date unless you hear from a Zoo Educator.
Add on a personal meet and greet with your class inside or Zoo Education Center classrooms! A Zoo Educator will join you during a 25-minute educational talk with live animals. Costs $1.50 per student with a $25 minimum.
Rate when paid for in a group in one transaction is $7 per adult and $5.50 for children ages 3-12 years old. Those not paying with the group will pay regular admission rates. The Zoo Field Trip Request Form must be filled out to receive the group rate.
If you’ve driven anywhere in Abilene you’ve seen a Great-tailed Grackle walking in a parking lot, front yard, or park. These abundant black birds are either loved for their loud social calls or hated for their love of agricultural fields and products.
This Alligator is ready for the Abilene Zoo’s 55th Anniversary
Albert the Alligator, a resident of the Abilene Zoo since 1966, is scheduled for a medical examination due to prolonged lethargic activity and inappetence.
Have you ever wondered about the Abilene Zoo Bird Rehabilitation Center’s patients?
Striped Hyenas arrive at the Abilene Zoo
Meet the newest residents of the Abilene Zoo, the capybaras. Guests can view the one male and three female capybaras in their exhibit in the South America area of the Abilene Zoo.