Zoo News and Updates


Adults & Families


Evening Adventure Tour

$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Nonmember adult; $19/Monmember child

Sep. 13, Oct. 10, Nov. 22
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Are you ready for an adventure? Join us after the Zoo closes for a special flashlight tour with Zoo experts.  You'll even get to meet an animal ambassador!
Do you have your own group of 15 or more participants?  Book a custom Adventure Tour today! For more information, please contact our Community Programs Coordinator at 210-734-7184, ext. 1503.



Tiny Tot Family Campouts

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
$45/Member adult; $22/Member child
$55/Nonmember adult; $27/Nonmember child

Don't hesitate, this popular program fills quickly! Bring the family to a great campout experience inside the Zoo.  Complete with an open fire, sleeping outside in a tent, outdoor activities, campfire stories, animal encounters, and an evening Zoo tour. This fall join us for some Texas outdoor living fun at an earlier time of 6:00 p.m.

Ages 3-5 years:
Sep. 20
Oct. 4   
Oct. 18
Nov. 1

Ages 6-8 years:
Sep. 27
Oct. 11
Oct. 25
Nov. 8



Black Friday Breakfast

You won't find a better deal on Black Friday morning than breakfast at the Zoo! Bring the whole family or ditch the the dedicated shoppers, and join us for a delicious hot breakfast buffet, fun activities, animal presentations and a train ride.

November 28, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$40/Member adult; $15/Member child
$50/Nonmember adult; $20/Nonmember child   




Holiday Express

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$14/Member adult or child
$18/Nonmember adult or child
(No charge for children under 2)

Dec. 6, Dec. 20
Dec. 14, Dec. 21

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Holiday Express! Spend the day with your family at the Zoo before meeting Santa, riding the train and creating enrichment for some lucky animals.  Enjoy cookies and cocoa, animal presentations and a photo-op with Santa during this holiday themed program.


Holiday Hippo

December 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$40/Member adult; $15/Member child
$45/Nonmember adult; $20/Nonmember child

"I want a hippopotamus..." Well, here's your chance!  Join the zoo keepers for a delicious hot breakfast and a very special behind-the-scenes look at the hippos of the San Antonio Zoo. "...only a hippopotamus will do."



Winter Break Safari

December 27, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Nonmember adult; $19/Nonmember child

Fun for the whole family! Join us for an after-hours guided tour, complete with cookies and cocoa!  Visit some of the Zoo's favorite animals after dark and you'll even get to meet an animal up close!



Keeper Shadow

Ages 12 and up
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$225 per participant

Join us to work one-on-one with a professional animal keeper and find out what it really takes to do the job. You’ll provide routine cleaning and maintenance of the animal habitats, prepare and feed diets, monitor health and well-being of the animals and fill out daily reports.  Areas include Mammals, Birds and Reptiles/Aquarium.  Most requests can be accomodated with at least 30 days notice by calling (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501.