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A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
Make a splash at Cool Nights this Friday as we celebrate “Wild About Water!” This week kids can go fishing, play bean bag toss and learn about the importance of marine conservation. Don’t forget your swimsuit because THIS FRIDAY ONLY the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park will be open for extended hours, until 7:30!
Guests can also sing and dance along with Tom’s Fun Band and enjoy an exciting ice-sculpting performance by Reverend Butter. Want to learn more about the chimpanzees and a few of our aquatic animals? Join us for special Meet the Keeper Talks at the chimpanzees at 6 p.m. and the Kipp Aquarium at 6:30 p.m.
As always, all Cool Nights activities begin at 5 p.m. and are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Monday November 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cayman lizards in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Guinea Hogs 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 the Fossa
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 Meet a Patagonian Mara in the Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Green-winged macaw Keeper talk inside at the Rainforest Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Natural Encounters: Asian small-clawed otter Keeper Talk Inside at the River's Edge Exhibit
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)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Goat Fun in the Contact Area in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Barraza’s Monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Indigo snake Encounter at the Natural Encounters Entry