City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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402 Zoo Circle,
Lufkin, Texas 75904.
936-633-0399

On the north Loop 287, exit north on Martin Luther King and turn left immediately onto Zoo Circle. Parking is available along the street or the parking lots in Ellen Trout Park. Buses are requested to park in the Expo Center parking lot.

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* Zoo Brew 2018 *

Get your Tickets Now!


Come spend Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2018) at the Zoo and enjoy a variety of beer and wine, appetizers from local restaurants,
and live entertainment by Bryan Harkness!


Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 7PM - 10PM
Price: $50 Per Person

Get Your Zoo Brew 2018 Tickets Here!





* Earth Day Celebration 2018 *


Take Action to help the planet at the Zoo!

As part of our Earth Day Celebration, Ellen Trout Zoo will hold a recycling drive from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Bring a small trash can worth of acceptable recyclable materials or a handheld electronic device to recycle to the zoo’s education parking lot and receive 50% off your admission fee for our Earth day event! During the event, enjoy booths from local organizations, games, and crafts!

Acceptable materials to recycle in Lufkin are cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, number 1 and number 2 plastics. Any handheld electronic is accepted for recycling; no computers (desktop or laptop). Check out the flyers for more details!

How to get the admissions discount:

Bring at least enough acceptable recyclable material to fill a small office trash can/recycle bin per person or one acceptable handheld electronic per person. Drop off recyclable items in the education parking lot, receive a hand stamp then head to the admissions window to receive your discount and enjoy the event!





* Zoo Safari 2018 *


Zoo Safari 2018 Dates:

March 19: Registration for FOETZ members ONLY

March 26: General registration




Zoo Safari Online Registration




Zoo Safari Classes

Class Times: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

If a class that you are interested in is filled, you can be put on a waiting list by contacting Whitney Heckler.
WHeckler@ellentroutzoo.com or 936-630-0574




June 04-08


June 11-15


June 18-22


June 25-29


July 02-06


July 09-13


July 16-20


July 24-27


July 31 - Aug. 03


Aug. 06-10



ZOO SAFARI BEGINS: 1st/2nd and
5th/6th (Full) grades

1st/2nd(Full) and 5th/6th(Full) grades and
Jr. Zookeeper

1st/2nd and 3rd/4th(Full) grades and
Jr. Zookeeper

1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grades


Off for the July 4th Holiday


1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grades and
Jr. Zookeeper

1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grades and
Jr. Zookeeper

3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades


3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades


3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades






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