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 Lufkin, Texas 75902         936-634-8881
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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.

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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.


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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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