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.
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Admission Fees Increase
October 9, 2015 - Admission fees will increase at the Ellen Trout Zoo beginning on Monday, November 2nd.
The new fees will be:
$7.00 for adults 12-59
$6.00 seniors 60 and older
$3.50 for children 4-11
Children under 4 are free
Group rates for 9 or more are adults $3.50 and children $1.75, and the school rate (students and teachers) will be $2.00.
Zoo admission fees are split with a portion going into the City general fund to help support zoo operations and most going into the zoo building fund to make improvements and help the zoo grow. Current projects of the zoo building fund include the zoo’s new state of the art commissary, and newly renovated visitor walkways. The last fee increase was in 2007.
Ellen Trout Zoo receives the TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence is a prestigious award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews of the Ellen Trout Zoo published on the world’s largest travel site. The Ellen Trout Zoo has been recognized by our visitors and guests as one of the very best in the business and received a rating of 4.5 out of 5.