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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.
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.Reserve Your Up-Close Tour
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 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 20-30-minute educational talk with live animals. Costs $2 per student with a $30 minimum.Book Your School Field Trip
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.Apply To Be A Zoo Teen
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.Register & Learn More
Join us for fun animal adventures at the zoo for 3 and 4-year-olds. All Classes take place in Classroom A, located in the education wing of our administration building, and last 45-60 minutes. Classes involve stories, crafts, and an animal encounter. Admission to the zoo is included.Register & Learn More
Join us for fun animal adventures at the zoo for kindergarten – 5th grade. All Classes take place in Classroom A, located in the education wing of our administration building, and last 2 hours. Classes involve stories, crafts, a zoo tour, and an animal encounter. Admission to the zoo is included for the paid participant.Register & Learn More
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.
Rate when paid for in a group in one transaction is $8 per adult and $6.50 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.
We are having to cancel our Dino Ranch appearance due to shipping issues and the current climate of travel. This was scheduled for 12/31/22
We are taking precautionary measures, in line with other animal care facilities to our north and here in the State of Texas.
New Baby Giraffe Born on June 24
Twin baby giant anteaters born at the Abilene Zoo
With more animals than anywhere else in West Texas, you're in for a WILD day at the Abilene ZooGet started
The Abilene Zoo is committed to ensuring that endangered species have a future in the wild.Find Out How