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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.

March 1, 2014

Member Morning: Aquarium

This Member Morning features the Aquarium, which will showcase its green sea turtle. Members will enjoy a special visit from Dr. Joe Flanagan as he answers questions and discusses his extensive experience working with sea turtles. After this Member Morning, enjoy other Save a Turtle Saturday activities throughout the Zoo.
 
At Member Mornings, the Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, just for Members only. See animals as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active. You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!
 
Learn More about Member Mornings

Save a Turtle Saturday

Learn how the Houston Zoo works to save turtles around the world, and find out how you can make a difference to your local turtles! This event begins at 8 a.m. during Member Morning, as the Zoo opens an hour early for members. Members will be able to enjoy a special visit from Dr. Joe Flanagan as he answers questions and discusses his extensive experience working with sea turtles.
 
From 9 a.m. to noon, Save a Turtle Saturday features a variety of games, turtle story time, and the Swap Shop will offer double points on all turtle-related items! Activities will be in several areas throughout the zoo; details will be provided closer to the event.
 
Save a Turtle Saturday focuses on the threats and dangers facing marine and land-based turtles around the world. Talk turtles with Zoo staff from our herpetology, aquarium, and primate departments, all areas that host these incredible creatures.
 
All activities are free with Zoo admission!
 
How The Zoo Saves Sea Turtles


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Zoo Map
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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