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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.
Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat are coming to the Houston Zoo on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. They’ve been through an ice age, a meltdown, dinosaurs and drifting continents. They’ve seen it all. Now your favorite Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat are coming to meet you at the Houston Zoo!
Bring your camera to capture all the fun when Sid the ground sloth with a heart of gold and Scrat the prehistoric squirrel visit the Houston Zoo, greeting their fans and posing for photos near the 4-D Experience in the African Forest – all for free with regular Zoo admission or membership.
Parents take note – Sid and Scrat’s appearances will begin on the hour every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 30 minutes at a time. The last appearance will be at 2 p.m. each day.
While you’re at the Houston Zoo, don’t miss Sid and Scrat in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience. This entertaining and exciting 4-D Experience presentation ends its run at the Houston Zoo on February 28. Purchase your 4-D Experience tickets when you arrive at the Zoo, or at the 4-D Experience ticket booth located at the theater.
Thursday December 18, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in 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)
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Jaguars
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Snake touch animal on the porch in Natural Encounters
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 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Mongoose exhibit in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:15 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo for a Roadrunner Chat
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at DeBrazza’s guenons in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meerkat keepers chat at the Meerkat exhibit