Coming Soon: A New Look for Houstonzoo.org!

If you visit the Zoo’s website, http://www.houstonzoo.org, late next week, you’ll see a drastic change. We’re taking our website to a whole new level! Here are just a few of the changes you’ll notice:

  • Different look and feel: We’re moving to a modern, visual style that will showcase our animals and allow you to see some of the outstanding photography we’ve taken here at the Zoo
  • Mobile and tablet compatibility: No matter what device you use to look at our website, the site will change to give you the best view for your device (tablet, phone, or computer). You will see the layout shift and change so it is easy to read…and you can now navigate through the whole site, rather than just a few specially-built pages on your mobile phone.
  • More animal information: We’ve added special “animal information cards” for many of our animals so you can learn more about them and see what they look like before you get to the Zoo
  • Better organization: The main navigation bar that you see focuses on planning your trip, learning about our animal collection and exhibits, and showcases our education and conservation programs, as well as special experiences you can have at the Zoo.  There is also a search function so you can find exactly what you are looking for immediately!
  • Reworked events calendar: you will be able to find the events you’re looking for much more quickly and easily, as well as browse upcoming events faster and better.
  • New @ The Zoo: one of the questions we get most often is, “What’s New?” In this new section of our site, you can see new Zoo babies, event announcements,  conservation project updates, and so much more.
Zoo Website Before
Zoo Website After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This site was designed by Seattle-based designer Kevyn Smith and developed by Simon Silverio, also based in Seattle. We are lucky to have these two creative, wonderful people help us make this site the best it can be!

We hope you enjoy the changes we’re making, and we encourage you to let us know your thoughts as you explore the new site. Please feel free to email interactivemarketing@houstonzoo.org with your feedback once the new site is up and running!

 

 



8 thoughts on “Coming Soon: A New Look for Houstonzoo.org!

  1. Will there be a place for updates and construction info for the zoo? There’s a new building going up next to the hoofed run, but nothing saying what animal(s) it will be for.

    1. Brian,

      You bet! That’s exactly what will go up there. Regarding that building, we’re replacing a very old barn that needed to come down. We will have a better idea of what animals will be living in that area closer to the date of completion, and you will find that info on the “New @ The Zoo” section of our website.

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Our corpse flower named "Reek" is showing signs of life! Our horticulture team is monitoring its progress daily for smells of death...

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Tammy ErwinWhere in the Zoo is Reek located??? We don't want to miss getting a wiff of it.

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Trish McIntoshDoes Reek have her own page? Lois at HMNS was hugely popular a few years ago.

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Rebecca Ann ColeSally Nergaard remember when you and Kevy went and saw this flower in bloom?

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Ashley MaldonadoAwesome!!! I got to see the corpse flower at hmns 5 years ago! Would love to see it again!

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Tasha BhagwandinNot Theon… Reek!

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Casey Jones"You are not Reek, you are Theon Greyjoy!"

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Maura A CampuzanoToo cool

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Lee Anne BayYay, I'm so excited! Watching Lois bloom was a rollercoaster, can't wait to see this one!!

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Angelique RodriguezI've always wanted to see one of these up close!!! ( and of course smell it he he)

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Rachel PossoHa! Love the name.

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Lauren CoxDanny Rubalcava Houston has one now too.. maybe we should get one for the back yard..

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Shelby ColeWhen is it supposed to bloom?

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Tyler NunleyI know I'm not the only one who thought of Game Of Thrones when reading this? Lol

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Kim Kooser KeefeAWESOME name!!!!

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Martha VillasenorWhere in the zoo is reek located ? Is it somewhere visible we could see it..

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Nicki StacySaw this last week, looking forward to updates!

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Maura A CampuzanoGaby Uribe, thought of you

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RickEy DentisPlease keep us updated on Facebook about it. I really want to go see this....thanks

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Neva KloeselRoni Hopkins Glasgow LOOK, Another one!! Be sure to share with your sister!! ;)

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Kayla RichardMelissa Shewbert take the daycare kids to smell this lol

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Meghan Catherine BernalLaura N Rich lets go to the zoo hahah

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Asiram Zellet YanezRose Chavez we should go see it!

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Betty TankYay!

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Nubia ReyesNancy Estrada Gomez remember seeing Lois?

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The Marine Mammal Center (California)Great vid! Thank you for coming out to help. We appreciate it!

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Katharine KearnsYay! I need a Sea Lion bag too! I have the Sea Turtle bag.

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Penny GwenWonderful!!!! I was there in the 80's and it looks great now and obviously grown so much....wish I'd volunteered when I had the chance!

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Carla Medellin JonesVery very nice Memorial Hermann! Thank you!

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