Saturday, February 28, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.
Members: join us for a free member morning, a benefit just for you!
The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just 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!
The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. We are closed on Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!
This is the last week of Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo for summer 2015.
Summer 2015 Camp Zoofari
10 weeks of fun educational camps
June 1 – August 7
An evening of wine and wild stories of African painted dogs
Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo
African Painted Dog researcher Peter Blinston fell in love with these unique dogs while watching documentaries growing up in his native England. He has been working to protect painted dogs for twelve years now and serves as Managing Director for Painted Dog Conservation.
Join us for an intimate evening of wine and stories of protecting the endangered African Painted Dogs in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Visit the Zoo during this special event to 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. Save a Turtle Saturday focuses on the threats and dangers facing marine and land-based turtles around the world.
During Save a Turtle Saturday, guests and children can participate in a variety of games and activities to learn more about the threats turtles face, and how you can help!
All activities are free with Zoo admission.
Kipp Aquarium is closed for renovation through March 4 while we begin installation of a brand new 11,000 gallon tank! Meanwhile, see the sea life – jellies, piranha, coral reef and more – in Natural Encounters.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Minimal classroom funding? Spending your own money in your classroom? Join us for a day dedicated to utilizing and making the most of low cost supplies. In this workshop, explore the world of paper goods to design and create interactive classroom activities such as shoebox science stations, paper foldables, and bag sorters.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Gain insight into animal-related career fields directly from Zoo staff and learn how to get involved through volunteer and internship opportunities at the Houston Zoo. Includes brief presentations by Zoo staff members and representatives from colleges and universities with animal-related fields of study. Light refreshments will be provided.
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