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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.

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

Friday, September 26, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

Saturday, September 27, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

The week's events
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Feb 16, '14 Feb 17, '14 Feb 18, '14 Feb 19, '14

George Archibald, Founder of the International Crane Foundation


February 19, 2014

Join us as Dr. Archibald migrates through Houston on his way to Port Aransas, Texas, home to the annual Whooping Crane Festival, delighting us with stories and information on cranes only found with such a seasoned individual as this.

Houston Zoo and Freese Media present the PBS Documentary Battle for the Elephants, which explores the illegal hunting of African elephants for their tusks, fueled largely by China’s demand for ivory.

Information about This Event

Feb 20, '14

Wild Wheels - for Infants and Toddlers


February 20, 2014

Enjoy the wild outdoors with your infant or toddler with Wild Wheels. Individuals and parent groups welcome! Our Spring season of Wild Wheels will definitely bring on the color. Learn about some new animals while working on your baby’s color recognition.

All Wild Wheels Dates, Times and Prices

Feb 21, '14 Feb 22, '14

Girl Scout Badge Day


February 22, 2014

Girl Scouts can earn a variety of badges, achievements, and electives in these fun filled days, jam-packed with classroom activities and Zoo tours based on individual requirements.

All About Girl Scout Badge Day

Ice Age's Sid and Scrat will be at the Zoo


February 22, 2014

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.

Find out more about the 4-D Experience

Fifth Annual Ambassadors Winter Gala


February 22, 2014

Join the Houston Zoo Ambassadors on Saturday, February 22 for the 5th Annual Winter Gala! Guests will gather at the Houston Zoo for an evening of cocktails, strolling dining from a variety of Houston restaurants, animal experiences, an exciting auction and much more. The event is open to the public, and all Ambassadors members receive complimentary admission to the Gala, featuring cocktails with our jaguars and cougars, a special sea lion presentation and more!

Tickets and More Information


Zoo Map
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks

Monday September 22, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
10:30 Meet the Keeper at the Fossa exhibit for a Clouded leopard cub Talk
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 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 boardwalk
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: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk