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We're renovating the Desert habitat in Natural Encounters; that area of this building, including mole rats and the marine aquarium, are temporarily closed off.

August 31, 2013

Houston Zoo Yard Sale

The Houston Zoo is having a yard sale! Come out to the Masihara pavilion at the zoo from 8 a.m. to noon, browse, shop, pick up unique items and support conservation! All proceeds benefit conservation of elephants in the wild. Cash and credit cards (only) will be accepted. Yard Sale entry is free with your paid zoo admission.

Lemur Spotlight on Species

Find out all about lemurs and other Madagascar animals at the Lemur Spotlight on Species. Meet the keepers at the Zoo who care for lemurs every day. There will also be face-painting and fun ‘lemur’ activities for the whole family. This three-day event is August 31st – September 2 in the Wortham World of Primates.

While learning about lemurs, you can also support lemur conservation. Keepers will be selling a wide variety of unique items as well as paintings completed by our zoo animals. All of the profits will support conservation efforts in Madagascar.

Read More About The Lemur Spotlight on Species


Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks

Sunday, July 27, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Madagascar Big-headed Turtles in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at 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)
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
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 for Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Keeper Talk
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sifakas in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Frog Encounter at Indoor Porch