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With more than 3,500 animals for you to encounter and exciting events and hands-on experiences happening daily, there’s always something new at the Zoo! Discover our habitats, grab a bite to eat, take a ride on our Texas natives carousel, and so much more!

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Learning Adventures for All Ages
Field TripsZoo CampsHome School Programs

School group field trips are available year-round

San Antonio Zoo is one of the finest learning environments in South Texas! San Antonio Zoo could be just what your class needs to introduce or reinforce your TEKS curriculum!

Get ready for a wild summer! At Zoo Camp, campers will not only have the opportunity to learn about everything scaly, furry, and feathery, but they’ll find out how they can help San Antonio Zoo in securing a future for wildlife! Spending most of the day outdoors, campers will stay active and engaged with zoo tours, fun activities and games, exclusive experiences, and visiting animals.

Join other home school families for an interactive classroom program and mini zoo safari adventure! These hour-long, themed, and engaging programs support TEKS initiatives through lessons and activities, biofacts, animal ambassadors and topic-related zoo exploration.

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Saving Wildlife and Wild Places
Project SelvaMexican Blindcat ProjectTexas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project

Project Selva supports indigenous Peruvian makers and artists by selling their crafts, including gyotaku fish prints, in zoo gift shops. Sales maintain the office in Iquitos, Peru, and support indigenous communities, with help from various partners.

The Mexican blindcat (Prietella phreatophila) is a rare subterranean catfish known from twelve sites in Coahuila, Mexico. Members of our team recently documented a population in Val Verde County, Texas, the first confirmed occurrence of this species in the United States.

The iconic Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) is the state reptile of Texas and was once abundant across the western two-thirds of the state. Since the late 1960s, horned lizard populations have declined or disappeared in many areas due to a variety of factors, including deterioration, fragmentation, and loss of habitat; non-native invasive species such as exotic grasses and red imported fire ants; and pesticide use. Many Texans have fond memories of the Texas Horned Lizard (aka “horny toad”) and wish for its return to its former abundance.

The Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project at Center for Conservation and Research (CCR) at San Antonio Zoo seeks to restore the Texas Horned Lizard population by working with private landowners to introduce zoo hatched lizards in areas where it has disappeared in recent decades.

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