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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.
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Feb 19, '14
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.
Feb 20, '14
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.
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Feb 22, '14
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.
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.
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!
Friday, December 26, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Lace Monitor in Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in 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 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 Black Bears
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 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
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
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Goats in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Sand Boa Encounter