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Adults & Families

Rhino Encounter


Do you have your own group of 15 or more participants?  Book a custom program today!

For more information please contact our Community Programs Coordinator at 210-734-7184, ext. 1503.



Family Citizen Science Group

Is your familyl interested in conservation?  Does your family like to play in nature?  Come to the Zoo to play in nature while discovering some conservation methods!  The Family Citizen Science group will learn about conservation programs that help specific animals and also learn some conservation methods that you can use in your own backyard.

2:00-3:30 p.m.

$15/member adult or child

$25/nonmember adult or child

March 29 -Okapi, Antelope, and Deer:  Find out what all the pieces are for a stable habitat.

April 26 -Butterfly:  Help make a safe passage for butterflies.

May 31 - Bird:  Discover why bird watching is so important for the environment.

June 28 - Cats, Big and Small:  Learn about observation methods that biologists us.

July 26 - Frog:  find our how to use your ears for conservation.

August 30- Dogs, Wild and Otherwise:  Discover ways to look for wild animals in your backyard.

Click on TT Family Program in the registration page.



Evening Adventure Tour

$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Nonmember adult; $19/Nonmember child
March 14, April 24, May 23
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.



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 3-8 years:
March 21, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16



San Antonio Family Nature Club Campouts

March 14 - 6:30 p.m. to March 15 - 8:30 a.m.  -  Beginner Campout at the San Antonio Zoo

June 12 - 5:30 p.m. to June 13 - 8:30 a.m. - Helton Nature Park in partnership with San Antonio River Authority   This Family Nature Club Camp Out is FULL.  Please check San Antonio Family Nature Club Facebook page for more upcoming events.

Funding for the San Antonio Family Nature Club was awarded through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund as part of the Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium collaboration with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  The San Antonio Zoo is proud to be a recipient of this grant for family nature play.

Contact 210-734-7184, Ext. 1502 to register and for more information.


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.