Programs and Camps

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.

Zoo 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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Up-Close Tours

Find yourself nose to horn with Abilene Zoo’s southern black rhino, meet members of our giraffe herd, or get up close with our anteaters in these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.

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School Field Trips

We welcome school groups and organizations from all over Texas in order to connect educators to fun experiences for their students outside the classroom.

Submit a Zoo Field Trip request form at least seven days in advance or contact the education department at 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.

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Zoo Teens

We are looking for the NEXT GENERATION! Does your teen want  to become a future Wildlife Conservationist, Veterinarian , or Animal Care Specialist. Start their journey with our Zoo Teen program.

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Six Banded Armadillo

This species is much larger than the nine banded armadillo found in Texas. Able to hold their breath and march along the bottoms of deep rivers.

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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Become a Zoo Member

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

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