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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 26 through August 21. 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.

June 26: Snowin’ in the South

We’re making it snow for the first Cool Nights of the season! Guests can cool off and make snowmen or snow angels in the frosty white snow. You can also sing and dance along with our DJ and learn all about how the Houston Zoo helps save animals here in Texas!

July 3: Red, White & Zoo

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Zoo with your favorite animals! Create your own flag, march to the sounds of the brass band, and parade around the Reflection Pool with Uncle Sam. You’ll also enjoy special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66 with a few of our red, white, and blue animals.

July 10: Teddy Bear Picnic

For this Cool Nights, it’s all about bears! Bring your teddy bear for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic and a dance in a teddy bear parade around the Reflection Pool. Plus, don’t miss meeting the bear residents of the Houston Zoo. It’s sure to be a BEAR-y fun night!

Save $4 After 4 p.m.

Cool Nights are even cooler with a discount! From May 23 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 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!