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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.

Save $4 after 4 p.m.

Looking for a cool discount? All summer long, save $4 on regular Zoo admission (adult and child tickets!) when you arrive after 4 p.m.
Purchase anytime, valid for one use May 28 – Sept 30
Online only – cannot be purchased at the Zoo

Adult $13    Child $9    Buy_Now_Button

2016 Cool Nights

Don’t miss out! There are only 2 left!

July 29 – FairyTAILS
Princesses and pirates – wear your favorite fairy tale gown fantasy character and join us for an enchanting evening at the Zoo! Meet Aurora the orangutan and Boga the komodo dragon, and learn how you can help these species live happily ever after.

August 5 – Zoolympics
Go for gold at the last Cool Nights of the summer! Train like your favorite athletes as we celebrate Zoolympics from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You’ll race like a cheetah, test your strength and balance, and gallop in the equestrian races. You can also work on your football-throwing, soccer-kicking, and basketball-dunking skills with the 3-in-1 Sports Challenge, plus race around the Zoo searching for scavenger hunt clues to some of our Brazilian residents. And you don’t want to miss tonight’s special Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, including the sea lions at 6 p.m., blue cranes at 6:30 p.m. and the elephants at 7 p.m.

Wait, there’s more! Thanks to TXU Energy, we’re hosting the final Zoovie Night of the summer with a showing of Kung Fu Panda 3 on a giant outdoor screen at the Masihara Pavilion! Stay late and put down your blanket to watch this fun animated movie at 8:30 p.m.

Please note at 8:30 p.m. all guests will be required to either enter Masihara Pavilion to watch the movie or leave the Zoo. Roaming the Zoo during the movie is not permitted. All guests will be escorted to the exit gates at the end of the film.

Blankets are welcomed but will not be provided. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Herzstein Trading Post until 10 p.m.


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!