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The Houston Zoo will close early on Christmas eve (last entry 2 p.m., close at 3 p.m.) and will be closed on Christmas Day.
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.
Join us for a morning of creepy crawly fun! Guests will get in the Zoo an hour before it opens to tour the Extreme Bugs! exhibit and enjoy a continental breakfast. Disclaimer: some breakfast options may include 6 or more legs!
After touring Extreme Bugs! guests will settle in at the Butterfly Stage for a special pollinator presentation all about bees. Check out an observation hive and learn about the benefits of pollinators, taste honey, and more!
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House
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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
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 Meet the Keeper Armadillo Talk at Natural Encounters inside porch
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for 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
3:00 Alligator encounter in the Swap Shop
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Brazzas monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk