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Alerts

We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.

The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is closed this weekend for maintenance.

Saturday, September 20, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.

Monday, September 22, Carruth Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

December 6, 2012

Wild Wheels

Enjoy an adventure in the wild outdoors with your infant or toddler as we explore the habitats of the world. We’ll meet outside the front entrance by the gift shop and “stroll” together through a particular part of the Zoo. Our trek will conclude with a touchable animal encounter and a hand or footprint craft to take home. Individuals and parent groups welcome!

Get your tickets for Wild Wheels at the gate the morning of the program.
Members: $9 per child, adults are free

Non-Members: $22 per child (includes 1 adult admission)
$9 per additional child
$13 per additional adult

Natural Encounters and Reptiles Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

On December 6th, the Natural Encounters building and the Reptiles and Amphibians building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for private events.

Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

Learn More


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Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
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 Small Cat Row
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 Rhinos in African Forest
1:00 Meerkat Chill-out
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Guenon Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meerkat Keeper Chat at the Meerkat Exhibit