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Events in December 2012

  • December 1, 2012 - Members First Saturday / Member Morning and 3 other events
  • December 2, 2012 - Red Panda SOS and 1 other event
  • December 3, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 4, 2012 - Free Admission in the Afternoon and 1 other event
  • December 5, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 6, 2012 - Wild Wheels and 2 other events
  • December 7, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium and Natural Encounters Closing at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 8, 2012 - Jaguar Exhibit and Reptile Building Closing at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 9, 2012 - Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 10, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 11, 2012 - Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 12, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 13, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 14, 2012 - Reptiles & Amphibians Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 15, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:00 p.m. and 2 other events
  • December 16, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 17, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 18, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 19, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 20, 2012 - League City Chili's Clouded Leopard Conservation Night and 1 other event
  • December 21, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 22, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 23, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 24, 2012 - Zoo Closing Early on Christmas Eve
  • December 25, 2012 - Christmas Day - Zoo Closed During the Day - Open for Zoo Lights and 1 other event
  • December 26, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 27, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 28, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 29, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 30, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 31, 2012 - Zoo Lights
Alerts

For the safety of our guests and staff, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is cancelled tonight (Sunday, Dec. 28) due to weather. If you have purchased a ticket for tonight, you can redeem it another night by presenting it at the gate.

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.

Events in December 2012

  • December 1, 2012 - Members First Saturday / Member Morning and 3 other events
  • December 2, 2012 - Red Panda SOS and 1 other event
  • December 3, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 4, 2012 - Free Admission in the Afternoon and 1 other event
  • December 5, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 6, 2012 - Wild Wheels and 2 other events
  • December 7, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium and Natural Encounters Closing at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 8, 2012 - Jaguar Exhibit and Reptile Building Closing at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 9, 2012 - Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 10, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 11, 2012 - Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 12, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 13, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 14, 2012 - Reptiles & Amphibians Closing Early at 4:30 p.m. and 1 other event
  • December 15, 2012 - Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:00 p.m. and 2 other events
  • December 16, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 17, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 18, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 19, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 20, 2012 - League City Chili's Clouded Leopard Conservation Night and 1 other event
  • December 21, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 22, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 23, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 24, 2012 - Zoo Closing Early on Christmas Eve
  • December 25, 2012 - Christmas Day - Zoo Closed During the Day - Open for Zoo Lights and 1 other event
  • December 26, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 27, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 28, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 29, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 30, 2012 - Zoo Lights
  • December 31, 2012 - Zoo Lights
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Sunday, December 28, 2014
10:00  Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30  Meet the Keeper Talk at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Children’s Zoo in Bug House
10:30  Meet the Keeper Talk for a surprise animal encounter in the Swap Shop
11:00  Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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
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 the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters
1:15 Meet the Keeper Talk at The Wonderful World of Porcupines on the Forest Boardwalk in Children’s Zoo
1:30  Meet the Keeper Talk for Sea Lions
1:30  Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates at Babirusa
4:00  Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters