Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Children 2-12 $5;adults $8;students w/id,military w/id, seniors $6; member guest $5;animal food $2;prices subject to change without notice; cash,visa/mastercard accepted(no checks)
Features: Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Shop
Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo that rescues animals and serves the Austin community. Located just outside of town, Austin Zoo has over 300 animals which you can see in a close-up hill country setting. Austin Zoo also offers field trips, birthday parties and volunteer opportunities. As always, you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
Hours of Operation:
Regular Hours(Feb.1-Oct.31st)-Open daily 9:30am-6:00pm(no entry after 5);Gift shop closes at 5pm
Winter Hours(Nov.1-Jan.31st)-Open daily 10:00am-5:30(no entry after 4:30pm);Gift shop closes at 4:30pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Reviewed on 01/26/2013
Great place to spend the day!
Reviewed on 01/20/2013
The Austin Zoo is a wonderful family outing any time of year! You get an up close, unique experience unlike other large zoos. They have a wide variety of animals in wonderful, organic enclosures with plenty of space. My older boys love us to read the stories of how each animal was rescued or found. The train is a big highlight! It's a lovely, long ride through trees, past animals, and around sweeping views of the gorgeous hill country!...more
Reviewed on 01/18/2013
The Austin Zoo really exceeded my expectations when I first visited it. They house a wide variety of animals such as tigers, lions, monkeys, bears, and a gang of beautiful peacocks that roam freely on the grounds (which are shaded for the most part)! Every time I have been there, the crowd has been minimal which has allowed my tot and I to have a more up close and personal experience. Oh and don't forget to ride the train while you are there!
One thing to know is that it is a rescue zoo so it is really sad to read about the back stories of the animals. But that's an even better reason to support the Austin Zoo!...more