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A few of our buildings are closing at 4:00 or 4:30 for private holiday parties on various days; check the Zoo Lights page for the dates and times.
On December 24, the Zoo will close early at 3:00 p.m. (last entry at 2:00 p.m.) We will not be open on December 25.
Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
There's construction on the East Hoofed Run as we build new habitats for the maned wolf, tapir and other animals there.
Join us on Sunday, September 29 to celebrate Shasta’s Birthday! For this young whippersnapper’s second birthday we’ll have fun activities for the kids, training demonstrations, and Shasta will get his very own cake! Wear your UH gear for free admission!*
*Free admission applicable on Sunday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only.
This event is included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo members!
Schedule of Events
9:00 am – Zoo gates open
10:30 am – Shasta let on exhibit “big reveal” style
11:30 am – Training demonstration
1:30 – Training demonstration
9:00 – 3:00 – crafts, bio-facts, and adopt a cougar table
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Madagascan big-headed turtle in The Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lion boardwalk
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Cow Yard in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at Drylands
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Flamingo Chick Walk
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Orangutan moat viewing in Wortham World of Primates about Turtles and ducks
4:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at Drylands