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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.
Back by popular demand, this Friday night is Zoovie Night: The Sequel!
Arrive at the Zoo before 8:30 p.m. to enjoy musical performances by the band Beetle playing all of your favorite tunes from the Fab Four. Plus, kids can hop like grasshoppers, dig for bugs (don’t worry parents – they’re not real) and participate in a special ladybug release. Also make sure to visit the new Bug House and wombat habitat for Meet the Keeper Talks at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Get your face painted for $2 by our Zookeepers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The proceeds from this activity support Zookeeper education and wildlife conservation. Plus make sure to check out the special summer exhibit Extreme Bugs!* for a larger-than-life experience you won’t soon forget.
Once the sun sets, put down your blanket and settle in to watch the time-travelling classic “Back to the Future” starting at 9 p.m. It’s movie-watching like never before, on a giant screen, surrounded by thousands of animals!
*Additional ticket purchase required for Extreme Bugs! exhibit.
More Info About Cool Nights
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk in 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 Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
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 Natural Encounters: Green-Winged Macaw Encounter on the porch
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 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Tarantula Encounter in the Swap Shop
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World