The Austin Zoo

The Austin Zoo is a popular destination for family outings and school field trips. It's also the perfect place to take your kids if you're looking for something fun and educational. With more than 700 animals, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about different species and how they live in their natural habitats! The zoo has been around since 1992, so it's an established institution that provides lots of great experiences not just for families of Travis County and Austin, Texas but visitors from all over the state! 

The Austin Zoo has an educational focus to it. There are plenty of fun activities for kids, but education is just as important! The zoo's staff does a great job creating opportunities so families can learn more about the animals they're seeing and how humans impact their natural habitats. Many exhibits have information cards with interesting facts too, so you never have to worry about your kids getting bored. 

One of the best parts about visiting the Austin Zoo is that it's not just for families with young children - people from all walks of life enjoy this zoo! There are plenty of exhibits and events designed especially for younger visitors, but older kids can have a great time too. The exhibit space lets you see animals from all over the world up close, which is a rare treat. 

There are some great events at the Austin Zoo as well! In addition to regular exhibits and tours, there are special educational activities for kids during school vacations - this makes it easy to include a trip to the zoo in your back-to-school plans. The annual Boo at the Zoo event is popular among families in the area, so expect to see lots of kids dressed up for Halloween when you visit this zoo! 

Where it is located?

The Austin Zoo is located at 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736. To get there, you need to take the Mopac North and take exit 24A, Fitzhugh Road. Turn left on to 6712 Rawhide trail and you will find it in less than a mile down this road. 

You can also get there by taking 183 north from Austin, then turn right onto FM1825 before reaching Burnet Rd., which is about five minutes from the zoo. 

Austin Zoo is open daily and their hours vary during the season:  

They are always open except on Labor Day (September), Thanksgiving Day (November 23) & Christmas Eve/Day (December 24 & 25). They close at four o'clock in September and mid-day November 30th through January 20th.  

From January 21st through March 31, they are open from 9 AM until 6 PM, and then April - August hours go back to opening at 9 AM. 


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