Now introducing Family Field Trips with The Texas Zoo!

Bring your sense of adventure and travel with our expert staff through different ecosystems across Texas, our country and even the world! Each experience will be unique and allow guests a first hand view of wildlife in their wildest setting. 


Riverside Ecosystem Exploration 

Texas Zoo’s Conservation Education Department is offering an opportunity for people of all ages to participate in collecting data on Texas wildlife in Riverside Park. The Texas Zoo is creating a database that will allow us to collect information to monitor wildlife in the park. All data collected will be put into a database with open access to everyone for future studies.

  •         Explore Riverside Park with a Texas Zoo Conservation Educator
  •         Identify and record plants, animals and animal tracks
  •         Enjoying zoo refreshments and a special live animal encounter on the zoo grounds
  •         Tour the zoo at your leisure

Recommended to Bring: Reusable water bottles, cameras, binoculars and your sense of adventure!

What to wear: The entirety of this program will take place outdoors in possibly muddy environments and guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. Closed toed shoes and bug spray/sunscreen applied before arrival are highly recommended.

Time: We offer two sessions at 10AM and 2PM. Please arrive at the zoo 15 minutes before program start time.

Where: Gift Shop at The Texas Zoo

How to Register: Contact our Education Department at to schedule your trip at least a week in advance.
                            You will check in and pay for you trip at the gift shop, the day of your adventure.

Cost:  Price of program includes field program, zoo admission, refreshments and a live animal encounter

$17 General Public Individual (adult or child) Children under 3 years old are free
$9 Passholder Individual (adult or child)
$60 Family of 4 ($15 for each additional person)
$32 Passholder Family of 4 ($7 for each additional person)