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We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.
Thursday, October 2, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Friday, October 3, Natural Encounters will close early at 3:00 for a private event.
Monday, October 6, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:00 for a private event.
Thursday, October 9, the Houston Zoo will be closing early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last ticket sold at 4:30 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
Wednesday October 1, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Malayan Gharial in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet a pig in the swap shop plaza 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 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: Bat Cave Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn