Klaus strikes a pose with his zebra friends

Add Animal World And Snake Farm Zoo To Your List Of Things To Do In New Braunfels!


Unlimited fun is waiting to be had at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels. With an epic animal show schedule, petting zoo party, and unforgettable animal encounters, you HAVE to add us to your things to do in New Braunfels list. All spring, we’ll be hosting our exciting animal shows and feeding shows, so don’t miss out!


Every New Braunfels native knows about the Snake Farm off of 1-35 on exit 182. Since 1967, the Snake Farm has been one the most prominent must-see attractions in the San Antonio/Austin area. It’s home to an extensive collection of snakes, reptiles, and other exotic animals. After new ownership took over in 2007, plans were made to transform the place into something more than a roadside attraction. That’s when the transition began, changing the brand from “The Snake Farm” to “Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo”.


a zookeeper holds up a rattlesnake during an animal show


With the re-brand, came an expansion, renovation, restoration, and rebuild of many of the exhibits. The exhibits have massively increased in size and even feature a live biome. This makes a happier and healthier lifestyle for our animals. The new ownership and re-brand also allowed us to become a Zoological Association of America accredited park. With the improved environment for animals and guests like, we were able to gain full ZAA accreditation. We owe this feat to our dedicated team of Zoologists who have taken animal care to the highest standards. 


One of our top priorities is to provide our guests with a unique experience not seen at other zoos. We provide an intimate and close-up experience with our animals through private one-on-one encounters and animal shows. Through these hands-on interactions, visitors are encouraged to make genuine connections that will last a lifetime. We feature encounters with animals that you can’t have anywhere else in the area. 


For example, our most popular encounter occurring right now is with the enigmatic capybara. Capybaras are friendly rodents from South America who are comfortable with human interaction. We allow you to feed our capybara tasty lettuce and other greens.


Animal encounters are one of the things we do best at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. So it would be a disservice to you if we failed to tell you about more of our favorite animal encounters. The fennec fox is another exciting encounter that we offer. These nocturnal furballs are the smallest canine living in the wild today. Like the capybara, they co-habitat well with each other and are friendly to humans. During your encounter, they will act calm and lazy as they allow you to give them gentle pets. You can hold our foxes for a photo as long as the flash is turned off. Our fennec foxes are named Fred and Joe. They would love to have an encounter with you!


Add us to your things to do list! Klause the Camel strikes a pose with his zebra friends



Two Fennec Foxes cuddle together before an animal encounter. Add a Fennec Fox encounter to your 2024 list of things to do!


But where are the reptile encounters you might ask? Well “Snake Farm” is part of who we are and so of course we’ll tell you about our thrilling burmese python encounter! Our Burmese python is a friendly serpent named Simon who is well acquainted with people. During your encounter with Simon, you get to hold him up yourself as if you were the branches of a jungle tree. He’ll slither around curiously but don’t worry. Our expert keepers will be there the whole way through to guide you through the encounter and make sure both you and Simon remain content.


A Burmese python hangs on a railing and allows children to pet him during an animal show. Add our shows to your list of things to do this year


Those are just a few of the exciting things going on at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels. We hope to make your list of kid-friendly events for 2024.


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 A Kid Friendly Event During Spring To Enjoy With The Whole Family!


Bring out the whole family to a magical medieval experience. The Sherwood Forest Faire is a kid-friendly event during spring that awaits adventurers like you. Costume or not,  you won’t want to miss the jousting, various tournaments, falconry, comedy shows, theater performances and so much more! Medieval England comes to life every year in central Texas. This year the fair is open every weekend from March 2nd to April 21st. It’s also open Friday, March 15th. You’ll find minstrels, bards, storytellers, magicians, jugglers, and all types of performers strolling our lanes and playing on our stages. If you’re lucky, you may spot a faery or two!


A falconer and his bird show off cool tricks during a falconer show


Don’t Leave The DoSeum From Your List Of Fun Things To Do In San Antonio Texas


Gripe, grimace, and scowl are the usual reactions from kids when you tell them “We’re going to the museum.” But not this time! The DoSeum in San Antonio flips the script on what a regular museum offers. Where most museums are expeditions of reading and no touching signs, the DoSeum is the polar opposite. Interactive fun and hands-on learning come together for all learners to enjoy. The DoSeum team has grown to become a premier leader in informal education. This place is a must-see for energetic children who love to play. It belongs on your list of fun things to do in San Antonio Texas.


Still Looking For “Family Activities Near Me” In Central Texas? Try Outlaw River Rentals


Summer days and nights are well spent on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. Originating from Kerr County and rushing through New Braunfels, the waters of the Guadalupe are always flowing, ready for you to take a refreshing dip. One of the best ways to see the beauty and wonder of the river is to see it firsthand on a kayak or canoe voyage with your family. Add Outlaw River rentals to your family activities near me itinerary. This watercraft rental company sits conveniently in the middle of New Braunfels. They have one, two, & three-seat kayaks, fishing kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddle boats, and more!


Take On The Funnest Thing To Do In Austin. Join An E-bike Gang!


Get to know the whole city on an epic e-bike ride through Austin’s alleys and streets. Your E-Bike.com is the place to go for a solo or group tour of the city. They host an exhilarating biker gang-themed tour that’s a blend of sightseeing & camaraderie! Experience the pure joy of riding through Austin on easy-to-use e-bikes that are perfect for all skill levels. It’s by far the funnest thing to do in downtown Austin. Kids can come too if they meet the requirements. The minimum height for a child to be a passenger is 48” (around 7 years old) and the combined weight of a child passenger and parent must be less than 300 lbs.



Whatever you do this spring, don’t miss out on all the excitement at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo.


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