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Alerts

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.

The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is closed this weekend for maintenance.

Saturday, September 20, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.

Monday, September 22, Carruth Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

Cool Nights: The Coolest Backyard Bash

July 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This summer the Houston Zoo is staying open late on Fridays, until 8:30 p.m., so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. It’s TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo!  

 On Friday, July 18 join us for a WILD twist on a backyard summer hangout! Starting at 5 p.m. bring your buddies, or bring a date, and enjoy a live performance by local Houston artist Yelba and play backyard games like giant Jenga and Connect Four. Also included with your Zoo admission is one free drink* from St. Arnolds Brewery! Guests can also experience special animal presentations with the Zoo’s lions and elephants. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party with your favorite animals!  

 After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre for the Theater Under the Stars production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a sassy, spirited musical about a real-life brothel in Texas!  

 *Must be 21 or older. Additional beer available for purchase. 
 
More Info About Cool Nights


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

Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Keeper Q&A Session at 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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
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 Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
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: Falcon Encounter at BEC Lawn
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Clouded Leopard Cubs on Small Cat Row
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
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)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Siamangs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk