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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.
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
Sunday, December 28, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Children’s Zoo in Bug House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for a surprise animal encounter in the Swap Shop
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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
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 the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters
1:15 Meet the Keeper Talk at The Wonderful World of Porcupines on the Forest Boardwalk in Children’s Zoo
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates at Babirusa
4:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters