Zoos in Texas
Abilene Zoo: 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, Texas 79602
The zoo cares for more than 500 animals representing over 200 species. The zoo maintains two species of primates, Black Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Jaguars, Bison, a diverse selection of reptiles, and several aquariums.
Amarillo City Zoo: NE 24th Ave & Dumas Hwy, Amarillo, Texas, USA, 79105
Founded in 1955 and located in the heart of Thompson Park, the Amarillo Zoo features over 45 species of animals and 50 varieties of plant life in a beautiful 15-acre forest like setting.
Austin Nature and Science Center: 301 Nature Center Drive, Austin, Texas 78746
Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, and recreation resources for countless visitors, teachers, and children of all ages. When you come by for a visit you will be able to meet a coyote and red-tailed hawk in our Wildlife Exhibits.
Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin ,TX, 78736
More than 300 animals across more than 100 different species, Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo rescuing animals and serving the Austin community. Situated in the beautiful Hill Country just outside of town, Austin Zoo is visited by hundreds of thousands of individuals each year.
Caldwell Zoo: 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Texas
Cameron Park Zoo: 1701 North 4th Street | Waco, Texas 76707
Clearsprings Aviaries & Zoological Gardens: 5686 IH-35 South, New Braunfels, Texas 78132
Cockrell Butterfly Center & Live Insect Zoo Discover
The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. Also included in the Butterfly Center experience is an Insect Zoo, where you’ll meet some of the butterflies’ more creepy-crawly relatives, and the Entomology Hall, where hundreds of spectacular specimens of preserved butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects are displayed.
Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo: 1801 N. Griffin Street, Dallas Texas 75202
Dallas Zoo: Dallas, Texas, USA
With 95 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make your visit an exciting adventure with opportunities to learn about interesting wildlife, engage in interactive fun, and support worldwide conservation and research to protect and preserve endangered species.
El Paso Zoo: 4001 E. Paisano El Paso, TX 79905-4223
The El Paso Zoo is an eighteen-acre home to about 240 species of animals. Approximately 500 mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, 700 fish and 500 invertebrates live in a variety of natural habitat exhibits including a Reptile House, South American Pavilion, Americas Aviary, Cisneros Paraje, Birds of Prey, American Biome, Forest Atrium, Asian Grasslands, Asian Endangered Walk, and an Elephant Complex.
Ellen Trout Zoo: 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904
The Zoo houses close to 700 reptiles, birds and mammals from around the world. Currently, the zoo is undergoing the largest expansion project since it opened in 1967.
Fort Worth Zoo: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: 2299 CR 2008 (Front Gate), Glen Rose, TX 76043
Come and Discover Fossil Rim… where you can see animals living in their near natural environment. Located just one hour and 20 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth, the ~1700 acres of open spaces lets you interact with deer, rhinos, giraffes and other wildlife. Drive your own vehicle through the 9 1/2 mile tour.
Frank Buck Zoo in historic Gainesville, Texas: Explore Frank Buck Zoo in historic Gainesville, Texas for a one of a kind family experience. 100-year old majestic pecan trees grace the 85-acre Leonard Park, home to the Frank Buck Zoo, circus themed Community Playground and Frankie Schmitz Train ride. Enjoy “zoo meals” at the concessions or pack a lunch enjoyed at shaded picnic tables. Historic covered pavilion is available for large gatherings. Gift Shop, unique jungle themed birthday party room, ball fields and swimming pool enhance a day filled with family fun. Leonard Park and the Frank Buck Zoo are an ideal day trip destination for daycares, school groups, church groups and family reunions and an incredible value. Come by car or come by Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer passenger train. For more information about the park call 940-668-4530.
Once in the zoo... Your Safari begins in South America, you’ll make a quick stop by Australia, then on to experience a "giraffe's eye-view" from our elevated walkway of animals that call our African Savannah home. Don’t miss the daily giraffe feeding (10am M-Sat. 2pm Sun.) Frank Buck Zoo is the only regional zoo that provides a close encounter with these “gentle giants”. As you make your way throughout the North American section of the zoo, keep an eye out for other hands-on opportunities. For more information about zoo programs and special events please visit our website
Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville, Texas, USA
The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069
Houston Museum of Natural Science: One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Houston Zoo: 1513 N. MacGregor Houston, TX 77030
The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.
International Exotic Feline Sanctuary: Boyd, TX 76023
IEAS's current mission is the care and welfare of its animal inhabitants, as well as educating the public about their needs. The inhabitants include bobcats, cougars, jaguars, leopards, lions, tigers and bears among other species.
Moody Gardens Rainforest: Galveston, Texas
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78266
Texas' most visited safari park offers the opportunity to view, photograph & feed species from all over the world from the comfort of your own vehicle!
Primarily Primates: 26099 Dull Knife Trail., San Antonio, Texas 78255
Primarily Primates, Incorporated is a non-profit sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that operates to house, protect, and rehabilitate various non-native animals. The private refuge currently houses several hundred nonhuman animals, and, as the name implies, focuses primarily on caring for apes and monkeys. Many are cast-offs from the pet trade and biomedical research institutions
San Antonio Zoo: 3903 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212-3199
Sea World of Texas: San Antonio, Texas
The Texas Zoo: 110 Memorial Drive, Victoria, TX 77901
The Texas Zoo is a recreational, educational, and fun adventure that twists through the prickly wilds of Texas to the untamed jungles of Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Americas. Host a private party, journey through Texas, and play among its friendly natives at The Texas Zoo's kids' playground.
Wild Animal Orphanage (Animal Sanctuary of the United States): San Antonio, Texas
ASUS/WAO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization caring for a variety of unwanted, abused or neglected animals. The sanctuary provides quality lifetime care and housing to hundreds of displaced big cats, wolves, bears, non-human primates, domestic and feral cats, birds, and hoof stock.
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: 2301 North Soncy Road, Amarillo, TX 79124
Just a few minutes from downtown Amarillo is a place to step out of the daily routine and imagine a different time. More than 600 acres of rolling grasslands are threaded with nature trails offering a sense of isolation and tranquility. Discover delicate wildflowers amidst knee-high grasses, huge cottonwoods, and a magnificent bluff.