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.


Teacher Open House - September 18th


Hey Teachers! Want to stretch your students this year? You are invited to Teacher Open House, Thursday, September 18th, from 4 to 6 pm. This is a come and go educational event. All activities take place in the Education Complex at the Ellen Trout Zoo. There will be light refreshments, door prizes and giveaways. Meet our education staff and tour our facility.Sorry, childcare is not provided.


RSVP to or call 936-630-0574 by Tuesday, September 16th



Ellen Trout Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe


June 6, 2014 - The Ellen Trout Zoo welcomed Kellen, a nearly 1 year old male Maasai Giraffe early Friday morning, June 6th. Kellen was born at the Virginia Zoo on June 6, 2013. The Ellen Trout Zoo has been exhibiting Giraffes since 1999 with the arrival of our first female, Emi Lane, on June 6, 1999. Kellen will be joining a young female Kamili, born at the Ellen Trout Zoo on January 13, 2013, and an older female Twigga that arrived at the Zoo on June 5, 2008. Kellen will remain off exhibit for a short period while he undergoes a physical examination and gets used to his new home.


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. .



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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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