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Alerts

Grizzly bears are off exhibit this week, through April 20.

The Water Play Park is now open for the season! It is open daily when the ambient temperature is above 70 degrees.

Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.

The week's events

  • July 12, 2013 - Cool Nights: Travel around the World

    Cool Nights: Travel around the World

    Houston is known for its cultural diversity. Not only that, but the Houston Zoo has more than 800 species from all over the world! Participate in our kid-friendly Zoo-lympics, learn about flags and animals from around the world, and more! All activities begin at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to attend our special Meet the Keeper Talks in Birds of the World at 6:00 p.m. and our Natural Encounters building at 6:30 p.m. and see a very special drum performance. All activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members.

  • July 13, 2013 - Special Avenue Zoo Weekend

    Special Avenue Zoo Weekend

    Join us for a special Avenue Zoo weekend on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. kids can create their very own puppet in the Children’s Zoo’s Blue Pavilion. Plus enjoy the live stage presentation on the Butterfly Stage at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet the cast at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Families can also enjoy special Meet the Keeper Talks both days:
    10:30 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at the black mamba in the Reptile House
    11 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at King vulture
    11:30 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Lions

    Be sure to stop by the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo for all the fun Avenue Zoo activities! All activities are included in your Zoo admission.

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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

 Monday April 21, 2014

10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Natural Encounters: Bat Cave Keeper Talk
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 African wild dogs
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: Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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 Sifaka in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk