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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.
Aug 18, '13
August 18, 2013 –
Head over to the Butterfly Stage in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo this weekend for a special Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend! Kids can create their very own puppet, meet the actors of this summer’s musical stage performance and even participate in the show this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This show is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo Members.
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Aug 23, '13
August 23, 2013 –
This is the last Cool Nights of the summer, and we’re celebrating with an End-of-Summer Luau! We will have luau-themed activities like limbo contests and coconut bowling, an airbrush artist and Hawaiian-themed arts and crafts. This week’s special Meet the Keeper Talks include a chat at tigers at 6 p.m. and at flamingos at 6:30 p.m.
As a special treat this week, guests can enjoy FREE Carousel rides and FREE ice cream beginning at 5 p.m., courtesy of TXU Energy.
As always, all Cool Nights activities begin at 5 p.m. and are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
Aug 24, '13
August 24, 2013 –
Back by popular demand, Snow Day is returning to the Zoo on Saturday, August 24 thanks to Sunny 99.1 and TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away).
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