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The Water Play Park is closed for repairs.
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.
Thursday, October 2, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Friday, October 3, Natural Encounters will close early at 3:00 for a private event.
Monday, October 6, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:00 for a private event.
Thursday, October 9, the Houston Zoo will be closing early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.
January 19, 2014
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) and InterActive Theater Company return to the Houston Zoo on Sunday, January 19 for three afternoon performances of the revered children’s classic, Peter and the Wolf. Presented by Martha Turner Properties, the interactive concert is free with zoo admission.
Sunday, January 19
Question? Contact James Rowland, email@example.com, 713-665-2700
The story was originally intended to “cultivate musical tastes in children from the first years of school” and has delighted children for generations. An ensemble of ROCO musicians will play Prokofiev’s composition while actors from InterActive Theater Company narrate and act out the story. These performances will be part of a program that promotes understanding of Wolf Conservation.
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is a professional chamber orchestra of 40 all-star musicians, distinguished guest conductors and dynamic composers who come together from all over the world to present engaging performances of classical and original compositions. Founded in 2005 by oboist, Alecia Lawyer, ROCO is the most fun you can have with serious music.
The InterActive Theater Company was founded in 1998 in response to a growing need for family theater and arts programming in Houston. InterActive Theater Company is Houston’s most engaging theater experience for family audiences, especially kids aged 5-13.
January 23, 2014 –
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.
January 26, 2014
Gain insight into animal-related career fields directly from Zoo staff and learn how to get involved through volunteer and internship opportunities at the Houston Zoo. Includes brief presentations by Zoo staff members and representatives from colleges and universities with animal-related fields of study. Light refreshments will be provided.
January 30, 2014 –
On the last Thursday of every month, Whole Foods on Kirby will be donating all of the proceeds from Kirbside Bar sales to benefit the Houston Zoo’s conservation efforts!
Come out to the Kirby Whole Foods bar to learn how the Houston Zoo is saving animals in the wild all over the world.
February 1, 2014 –
The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active. You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!
Monday September 29, 2014
9:30 Natural Encounters: Binturong Encounter at Outdoor Rainforest
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the indigo snake in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Mongoose exhibit in the 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 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper at the Fossa exhibit for a Clouded leopard cub Talk
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 Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Porch
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 Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Bat Cave Keeper Talk