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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., last entry in at 7:30 p.m., so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 10 through August 5. From 5 to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy added music and fun family activities that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike! All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo Members.

2016 Cool Nights

June 10 - Snowin’ in the South
June 17 - Zoovie Night
June 24 - Coolest Backyard Bash
July 1 - Red, White & Zoo
July 8 - Dino-mite!
July 15 - Teddy Bear Bash
July 22- Under the Sea
July 29 - FairyTAILS
August 5 - Zoolympics

Save $4 After 4 p.m.

Cool Nights are even cooler with a discount! From May 28 through September 30, Zoo guests can save $4 per adult and child admission ticket when you purchase these special online-only tickets and visit the Zoo after 4 p.m.

Click the button to purchase your discounted tickets and save $4 after 4 p.m.!

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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-TXU or visit the TXU Energy website to learn more about TXU Energy Free NightsSM and all their innovative products that can save you energy and money!