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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.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with some of your favorite animals! This week’s Cool Night features a brass band and Uncle Sam like you’ve never seen him before – on stilts! Guests can race their way to the finish line with our patriotic sack races, embark on a scavenger hunt to a few of our red, white or blue animals and march in a Patriotic Parade with Uncle Sam and wave their personally-created American flags. We will also host special Meet the Keeper Talks with the red panda, bald eagle and American alligator.
After attending Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre to enjoy an evening with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music. Make sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture—complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by Miller Theatre Advisory Board.
More Info About Cool Nights
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Monday November 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cayman lizards in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Guinea Hogs in the Children’s Zoo
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 the Fossa
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 Meet a Patagonian Mara in the Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Green-winged macaw Keeper talk inside at the Rainforest Exhibit
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 Natural Encounters: Asian small-clawed otter Keeper Talk Inside at the River's Edge Exhibit
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Goat Fun in the Contact Area in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Barraza’s Monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Indigo snake Encounter at the Natural Encounters Entry