City of Lufkin, P.O. Drawer 190
 Lufkin, Texas 75902
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Zoo Location

The Zoo is located at 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904. 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.  Call 936-633-0399 for more information.  Click here for a map.



Welcome to

the Ellen Trout Zoo


The Zoo is located at 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas 75904.



Operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This includes holidays and weekends. Click here for more Zoo information.


2015 Zoo Safari Registration - see button above.


Zoo Safari is a fun, exciting summer camp program presented by Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin, Texas.

All Classes meet 9:00am – noon.

Registration fee is $65.00 and includes a T-shirt, snacks, and craft supplies.

Click here for a listing of classes.


Registration:  For Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo begins at 8:00am on March 2, 2015.


Registration for the General Public begins 9:00am on March 9, 2015.



Jr. Zookeeper 2015


Download an application and check out the areas of work that you can choose from for this year's Jr. Zookeeper Program.



Ellen Trout Zoo Receives 2014 Best of Lufkin Award Lufkin Award Program Honors the Achievement LUFKIN


November 25, 2014 -- Ellen Trout Zoo has been selected for the 2014 Best of Lufkin Award in the Animal & Reptile Exhibit category by the Lufkin Award Program. Each year, the Lufkin Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lufkin area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Lufkin Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lufkin Award Program and data provided by third parties. About Lufkin Award Program The Lufkin Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lufkin area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Lufkin Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.





Zoo Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


June 2, 2014 - The Ellen Trout Zoo received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor signifying that the Zoo consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers. This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions the Zoo has earned on TripAdvisor over the past year says Marc Charron, President, TripAdvisor for Business. .



Online Accounts


The Online Account provides accessibility for registrants to update personal information, review registration details, print statements and make payments on existing balances. Click here to manage your online account.




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