Free Afternoon

The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter on free afternoons; get them at the gate or ahead of time here and skip the lines at the gate!

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Free Afternoon

The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter on free afternoons; get them at the gate or ahead of time here and skip the lines at the gate!

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Free Afternoon

The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter on free afternoons; get them at the gate or ahead of time here and skip the lines at the gate!

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Free Afternoon

The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter on free afternoons; get them at the gate or ahead of time here and skip the lines at the gate!

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Free Afternoon

The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter on free afternoons; get them at the gate or ahead of time here and skip the lines at the gate!

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Not a Free Afternoon

This is just a friendly reminder that Tuesday June 2 is not a Free Afternoon. We offer free admission on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons.

MOM’s Day: Missing Orangutan Mothers

Orangutan mothers and their babies have an incredibly close relationship. Baby orangutans have only their mother for a support network to give them the many lessons of finding food, building nests and other survival skills. In the wild, more and more orangutans are “missing” as their habitat is disappearing; their forests are being cut down for palm oil plantations.

Find out more about this incredible animal and how it lives in the wild and here at the zoo at this special event. Visit the table in front of the orangutan exhibit and learn about palm oil and the affects it has on orangutans and our environment.

We will also be hosting two special Meet the Keeper Talks at the orangutan habitat as part of this event, at noon and 3:30 p.m.

This free event is included in your paid zoo admission, and is free for zoo members.

Endangered Species Day

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Endangered species are at risk of extinction – there are so few of them left that they may be gone from the wild forever in the near future. Gorillas, elephants, orangutans, and cheetahs are a few of the many thousands of endangered species around the globe.

On the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day, the Houston Zoo, along with zoos and aquariums around the United States, is bringing awareness to the global conservation effort to save endangered species and their habitats in the wild.

Join us at our cheetah habitat to learn more and make a pledge to help save endangered species like cheetahs. Then enjoy incredible animal experiences with our cheetahs and their habitat neighbor Taji the Anatolian Shepherd.