Learn & Discover

We are proud to provide various programs to children and teens with a rich understanding of wildlife and wildly fun activities.

Education

Spark your child’s appreciation and understanding of natural environments by providing educational and entertaining opportunities.

Fall Preschool Class

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!

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Junior Zookeeper Program

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!

 

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Summer Camp

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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Zoo Teens

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.

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Field Trips for Schools & Organizations

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 zoo.education@abilenetx.gov 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.

Group Rates and Opportunities

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.

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With more animals than anywhere else in West Texas, you're in for a WILD day at the Abilene Zoo

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Save The Animals

The Abilene Zoo is committed to ensuring that endangered species have a future in the wild.

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Join The Pride

Let your wild ones meet ours any day of the week when you become a member of the Abilene Zoo.

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