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February 22, 2014

Girl Scout Badge Day

Girl Scouts can earn a variety of badges, achievements, and electives in these fun filled days, jam-packed with classroom activities and Zoo tours based on individual requirements.

All About Girl Scout Badge Day

Ice Age's Sid and Scrat will be at the Zoo

Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat are coming to the Houston Zoo on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. They’ve been through an ice age, a meltdown, dinosaurs and drifting continents. They’ve seen it all. Now your favorite Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat are coming to meet you at the Houston Zoo!

Bring your camera to capture all the fun when Sid the ground sloth with a heart of gold and Scrat the prehistoric squirrel visit the Houston Zoo, greeting their fans and posing for photos near the 4-D Experience in the African Forest – all for free with regular Zoo admission or membership.

Parents take note – Sid and Scrat’s appearances will begin on the hour every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 30 minutes at a time. The last appearance will be at 2 p.m. each day.

While you’re at the Houston Zoo, don’t miss Sid and Scrat in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience. This entertaining and exciting 4-D Experience presentation ends its run at the Houston Zoo on February 28. Purchase your 4-D Experience tickets when you arrive at the Zoo, or at the 4-D Experience ticket booth located at the theater.

Find out more about the 4-D Experience

Fifth Annual Ambassadors Winter Gala

Join the Houston Zoo Ambassadors on Saturday, February 22 for the 5th Annual Winter Gala! Guests will gather at the Houston Zoo for an evening of cocktails, strolling dining from a variety of Houston restaurants, animal experiences, an exciting auction and much more. The event is open to the public, and all Ambassadors members receive complimentary admission to the Gala, featuring cocktails with our jaguars and cougars, a special sea lion presentation and more!

Tickets and More Information


Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
View the Zoo Map

Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks

Tuesday July 29, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 American Alligator feeding 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 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 Leopards
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: TXU Energy Meerkat Chill Out Keeper Talk
1:30 Natural Encounters: Armadillo Encounter at Indoor Drylands
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Chat
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Tamarins in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Red Panda Keeper Talk