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Join us for these fun-filled Friday nights!

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, until 8:30 p.m., so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 27 through August 22. From 5 to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy added music and kid-friendly activities that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike! All activities are included in Zoo admission.

August 22: End-of-Summer Luau

Before the kids head back to school, visit the Zoo for this summer’s last Cool Nights! We’ll be celebrating the end of summer with the WILDEST luau in town! From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can test their balance on the mechanical surfboard, dance and do the hula with our luau DJ and more, plus enjoy special Meet the Keeper Talks with the orangutans at 6:30 p.m. and zebras at 7 p.m.

Get your face painted for $2 by our Zookeepers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The proceeds from this activity support Zookeeper education and wildlife conservation.

Exclusively for the End-of-Summer Luau, Sprinkles Cupcakes will be at the Zoo distributing their delicious cupcakes to guests, while supplies last. Don’t miss the final Cool Nights of the season!

Save $4 After 4 p.m.

Cool Nights are even cooler with a discount! From May 24 through September 30, Zoo guests can save $4 after 4 p.m. with this special online-only offer. Click on the link below to purchase your discounted tickets.

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TXUE_logoTXU Energy is one of the Houston Zoo’s strongest partners, supporting our many programs and the care and feeding of the Houston Zoo’s 6,000 animals. Thanks to TXU Energy, the animals receive popsicles and other cool treats all summer long. And, TXU Energy has a treat for you, too! Call 866-CALL-TXUE or visit the TXU Energy website to learn about TXU Energy Free NightsSM and all their innovative products that can save you energy and money!