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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
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Anegada Island Iguana at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mongoose in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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 Lion Training Window
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: Meerkat Keeper Talk
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 Meet the Keeper Inter Talk at Sea Lions
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
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
2:30 Natural Encounters: Otter Keeper Talk
3:00 Natural Encounters: Falcon Encounter at Indoor Porch
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sifaka in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at Indoor Rainforest