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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 following exhibits are closing early for private events:
Kipp Aquarium – Thursday, October 2 – 5:00 p.m.
Natural Encounters – Friday, October 3 – 3:00 p.m.
Natural Encounters – Monday, October 6 – 4:00 p.m.
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!
Wednesday October 1, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Malayan Gharial in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet a pig in the swap shop plaza in 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
11:30 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: Bat Cave Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn