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July 18, 2014

Cool Nights: The Coolest Backyard Bash

This summer the Houston Zoo is staying open late on Fridays, until 8:30 p.m., so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. It’s TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo!  

 On Friday, July 18 join us for a WILD twist on a backyard summer hangout! Starting at 5 p.m. bring your buddies, or bring a date, and enjoy a live performance by local Houston artist Yelba and play backyard games like giant Jenga and Connect Four. Also included with your Zoo admission is one free drink* from St. Arnolds Brewery! Guests can also experience special animal presentations with the Zoo’s lions and elephants. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party with your favorite animals!  

 After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre for the Theater Under the Stars production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a sassy, spirited musical about a real-life brothel in Texas!  

 *Must be 21 or older. Additional beer available for purchase. 
 
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Friday August 1, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anegada Island Iguana in The Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Three-banded armadillo and tenrec encounter on the porch at Natural Encounters
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk 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 Cheetahs
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 Meerkat keeper talk at the meerkat exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 African pygmy falcon encounter, on the porch at Natural Encounters
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Uromastyx (spiny-tailed lizard) encounter at the Drylands exhibit at Natural Encounters
7:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cheetahs