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On Saturday, September 6, the Houston Zoo will close early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.

June 22, 2014

TXU Energy Presents Pollinator Palooza

Did you know more than three out of four flowering plants and nearly three-quarters of all crops are pollinated by animals? Without pollinators, we would miss many of our favorite foods such as blueberries, almonds, chocolate and coffee!

Learn this and more at TXU Energy Presents Pollinator Palooza. Visit the Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for special ladybug releases, music, kid-friendly activities, and themed keeper talks!

This event is included in your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.

Schedule of Activities:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Music, crafts and games at the Extreme Bugs! exhibit
10:00 a.m. – Ladybug Release at Butterfly Garden
10:30 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Children’s Zoo
11:30 a.m. – Meet the Horticulturist Talk at Butterfly Garden
2:00 p.m. – Ladybug Release at Butterfly Garden
2:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at The Bug House
3:00 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Natural Encounters
3:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Wednesday August 27, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lion boardwalk
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 at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Indigo Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at Indoor Rainforest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Uromastyx Lizard Encounter at Indoor Drylands