Choose from Four Options
- $11 for admission for two and two cups of petting-zoo food (up to a $27.98 value)
- $19 for admission for four and four cups of petting-zoo food (up to a 55.96 value)
- $34 for a guided zoo tour for one adult and one child (a $68 value), plus 50% off tours for any additional adults or children
- $39 for a guided zoo tour for two adults (a $78 value)
On approximately one-hour tours, experienced zoo staffers introduce groups of up to 15 visitors to many of the zoo's residents in hands-on demonstrations. Guests may get to feed a grape to a lemur, pet a deer, or watch as big cats are fed. Children younger than 2 receive free admission.
Capital of Texas Zoo
More than 500 animals inhabit the grounds at Capital of Texas Zoo, a haven for wildlife education and a breeding ground for more than 14 endangered species. The zoo's residents include zebras, ringtail lemurs, and a rare white tiger, not to be confused with a ghost tiger. Other appearances from the animal kingdom include peacocks, kangaroos, turtles, and lions.
Educational animal shows highlight a specific member of the zoo, such as the Wings show, which stars eurasian eagle owl Hedwig, who has made appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and in the movie Furry Vengeance. The zoo also takes to the road with traveling animal shows that involve a cast of six exotic reptiles, mammals, and birds, which makes appearances at birthday parties, schools, or events. With lessons catered to the age of the audience, the animals teach children to respect other living things and remind adults why they can’t keep falcons as pets.