Welcome to the Houston Zoo!

Events in August 2013

  • August 1, 2013 - Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshop
  • August 2, 2013 - TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights: Wild About Water!
  • August 3, 2013 - Member Morning: Special Children's Zoo Meet the Keeper Talk and 1 other event
  • August 4, 2013 - Spotlight on Species: Painted Dogs
  • August 9, 2013 - IKEA Family Member Friday - One Night Only!
  • August 10, 2013 - World Lion Day and 1 other event
  • August 11, 2013 - LEGO Party
  • August 17, 2013 - Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend
  • August 18, 2013 - Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend
  • August 23, 2013 - TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights: End of Summer Luau
  • August 24, 2013 - Snow Day and 1 other event
  • August 25, 2013 - Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo
  • August 28, 2013 - Feed Your Wildlife Conservation Gala
  • August 31, 2013 - Houston Zoo Yard Sale and 1 other event
Alerts

The Houston Zoo will close early on Christmas eve (last entry 2 p.m., close at 3 p.m.) and will be closed on Christmas Day.

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 August 2013

  • August 1, 2013 - Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshop
  • August 2, 2013 - TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights: Wild About Water!
  • August 3, 2013 - Member Morning: Special Children's Zoo Meet the Keeper Talk and 1 other event
  • August 4, 2013 - Spotlight on Species: Painted Dogs
  • August 9, 2013 - IKEA Family Member Friday - One Night Only!
  • August 10, 2013 - World Lion Day and 1 other event
  • August 11, 2013 - LEGO Party
  • August 17, 2013 - Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend
  • August 18, 2013 - Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend
  • August 23, 2013 - TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights: End of Summer Luau
  • August 24, 2013 - Snow Day and 1 other event
  • August 25, 2013 - Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo
  • August 28, 2013 - Feed Your Wildlife Conservation Gala
  • August 31, 2013 - Houston Zoo Yard Sale and 1 other event
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Sunday, December 21, 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 Bug House
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
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
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 Armadillo Talk at Natural Encounters inside porch
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
3:00 Alligator encounter in the Swap Shop
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Brazzas monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk