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The Houston Zoo will close early on Christmas eve (last entry 2 p.m., close at 3 p.m.) and will be closed on Christmas Day.
A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day and visit the Zoo! We will have the following special events on Mother’s Day:
Missing Orangutan Mothers (MOM): Orangutan mothers and their babies have an incredibly close relationship. Baby orangutans have only their mother for a support network to give them the many lessons of finding food, building nests and other survival skills. Look for our table at the Orangutan exhibit for more information.
Meet the Keeper Talks – Did you know we have special Meet the Keeper Talks every day? Those on Mother’s Day will highlight the relationship mothers have with their young. Check the Plan Your Day Kiosk or the website for daily chats, times and locations.
Story Safari and Zooper Challenge: These events take place daily at the Butterfly Stage located within the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo. Enjoy these activities on Mother’s Day for special ”Mom-and-Me” themed stories and activities!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk in the Bug House
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
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 the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
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: Green-Winged Macaw Encounter on the porch
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Tarantula Encounter in the Swap Shop
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World