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Club H.S.

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Come join the herd! This club is just for you (and your family)! When you join Club H.S., the entire family will discover the natural world through fun adventures all year long. From all front-of-scenes tours to all new hands-on experiments, the excitement and learning never stop!

Included in the Club H.S. membership is:

  • Admission to the four (4) Home School Days at the Houston Zoo during the 2014-2015 school year (2 in the fall semester; 2 in the spring semester)
  • Eligibility to apply for the “Students as Field Researchers Day”, a program exclusive to Club H.S. members
  • A special gift that is just for Club H.S. members!

Remember: Club H.S. is for the entire family. Therefore, everyone must purchase a membership to join in on the fun!

Registration for 2016-2017 Club H.S. season will be available in August 2016.

Students as Field Researchers Day – Exclusive Club H.S. Offer – Free with Club H.S. Membership

Ages 5 through 17
9:15 a.m. – 12: 45 p.m.

Join the Houston Zoo and The Nature Conservancy at the Texas City Prairie Preserve as we dig into science! This day is filled with interactive stations that let the students get a first hand feel on what a day in the life of a field researcher would be like. From insect sweeping to water quality, we will take a look at all the different aspects of the coastal prairie and what makes the habitat complete and healthy!

Possible activities that will be conducted on the day of the event:

  • Marine seining
  • Insect sweeping
  • Bird identification
  • Water quality testing
  • Plant identification
  • Nature walk (scat and track identification)

Only 3 activities will be conducted.  Activities vary depending on weather conditions, student ages and number of participants.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an active field research day – students will get dirty and wet. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can be worn in the water.  Please no slip-on shoes or rain boots. It is very important that the participants wear tight fitting shoes to ensure they do not lose their shoes in the mud or water.  Boots are not permitted due to the water being waist deep at times. Participants will be asked to sit out if proper attire is not worn due to safety concerns.

The application for the Students as Field Researchers Day will be emailed to Club H.S. members. Due to the popularity of this program, participation will be awarded based on a lottery system.


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  Vertebrate Ventures

Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
$12 for Zoo Members
$15 for non-Zoo Members

Join us as we cruise through the Zoo! We’ll have front of the scene tours including opportunities to see and touch animal artifacts such as skulls and skins. After the tour, we’ll rest for a bit and meet a special animal ambassador.

Remember:  If you are a Club H.S. member, this day is included in your membership

 Wildlife Games

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
$12 for Zoo Members
$15 for non-Zoo Members

On your mark, get set, LEARN!   In this fun-filled day, the whole family will get a chance to exercise their minds as well as their bodies as we play games to demonstrate concepts such as predator/prey relationships, working together as a pack, and more.  Game time will also include data collection skills and interpretation.

Remember:  If you are a Club H.S. member, this day is included in your membership