Summer Zoocation

Your Summer Zoocation starts HERE! Come celebrate 55 years of learning and adventure right in your own backyard at the Abilene Zoo.

Keeper Chats

All included with your admission!

Secrets of the Savannah

 

  • July 31 – Meet Macho the Rhino
  • August 1 – Meet the Birds of Africa
  • August 7 – Meet the Lion Pride
  • August 8 – Meet the Giraffe Herd
  • August 14 – Meet the Hyenas
  • August 15 – Meet the Birds of Africa
  • August 21 – Meet Macho the Rhino
  • August 22 – Meet the Giraffe Herd
  • August 28 – Meet the Lion Pride
  • August 29 – Meet the Birds of Africa
  • September 4 – Meet the Hyenas
  • September 5 – Meet the Giraffe Herd

Gator Grub

Grab the hottest ticket in town for a Summer Zoocation at the Abilene Zoo. Gator Grub features Albert the Alligator as zookeepers talk about alligators, conservation… and feed him his weekly meal live!

Every Sunday @ 11 am

 

  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 5

Mingle with a Flamingo

Come meet our flock of flamingos!

Every Saturday @ 11 am!

 

  • July 31 – African Lesser Flamingo
  • August 7 – Caribbean Flamingo
  • August 14 – African Lesser Flamingo
  • August 21 – Caribbean Flamingo
  • August 28 – African Lesser Flamingo
  • September 4 – Caribbean Flamingo

Oh 'Capy' Day

Meet Mario, Roslina, Peach, and Daisy – our resident Capybara! Did you know capybara are the largest rodent in the world? Meet these big guys during our Capybara Keeper Chats – all part of our 55th Anniversary of the Abilene Zoo! 

Tuesdays @ 11 am

  • August 3
  • August 17
  • August 31

Exploration Station Chats

It’s a surprise! Gather around the Exploration Station found in the center of the zoo for a special meet & greet with ambassador animals! You NEVER know who you might meet at these Keeper Chats.

Every Wednesday & Thursday @ 11 am

  • August 4 – Surprise Animal
  • August 5 – Education Ambassador
  • August 11 – Reptile
  • August 12 – Education Ambassador
  • August 18 – Donkey
  • August 19 – Education Ambassador
  • August 25 – Surprise Animal
  • August 26 – Education Ambassador
  • September 1 – Reptile
  • September 2 – Education Ambassador

Enjoy a summer down memory lane

Whether it's your first time visiting, your weekly stop, or you haven't been in over a decade -- The only place to start your summer is right here.

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55

Years of Summer Fun

11 am

Keeper Chats Everyday

Meet the animals of Africa

Learn more about magestic animals such as lions, zebra, rhinos, and more.

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