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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.
The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is closed this weekend for maintenance.
Saturday, September 20, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Monday, September 22, Carruth Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.
Five years ago this August, the Naturally Wild Swap Shop made its debut in the McGovern Children’s Zoo. Over that 5 year time span, the shop has grown by leaps and bounds. We now have over 4,000 traders and continue to grow.
To celebrate this anniversary and to thank all the traders who have made the shop such a success, we will be hosting Trader Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9AM to 3PM.
We will have lots of special things going on! Anyone trading during the event will receive 100 extra points. In addition, we will have door prize drawings each half hour for those who trade that day.
Door prizes will include items from our fossil, mineral, insect, bone and shell collections. There will also be some special guests here. We will have the Texas Parks and Wildlife Bat Team, the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the Houston Zoo Horticulture Team and more. You can be on the lookout for animal ambassadors and keeper chats in the Shop too.
Come on out and join the fun!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Keeper Q&A Session at 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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
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: Falcon Encounter at BEC Lawn
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Clouded Leopard Cubs on Small Cat Row
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
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
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Siamangs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk