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The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.

Cool Nights: Red, White and Zoo

July 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.
 
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Thursday August 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cougars
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 Snake encounter on the lawn at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Fat-tailed gerbil encounter in front of the desert exhibit at Natural Encounters