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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 1: Let's Kick It! A Cool Night
with the Houston Dynamo

August 8: Adventures Under the Sea

August 15: Buggin' Out!

August 22: End-of-Summer Luau


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!