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Alerts

The Houston Zoo will close early on Christmas eve (last entry 2 p.m., close at 3 p.m.) and will be closed on Christmas Day.

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 week's events
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Zoo Closing Early on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, '12 Dec 26, '12 Dec 27, '12 Dec 28, '12 Dec 29, '12

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Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:00  Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for an Amphibian Q&A at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for a Tarantula at the Swap Shop in 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Clouded Leopard Cubs in the Fossa Exhibit
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 Chat
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
1:30  Meet the Keeper Talk at the Porcupine Exhibit in Children’s Zoo
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
3:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Chat