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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.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
Nov 10, '13
November 10, 2013
It’s International Orangutan Caring Week! Learn about orangutans and their rainforest habitat at the Houston Zoo. International Orangutan Caring Week is observed globally from Nov. 9 to Nov. 17. The Houston Zoo’s primate staff will conduct a Meet the Keeper Talk at the Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat daily at 3:30 p.m.
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Nov 14, '13
November 14, 2013
The art exhibit will include wildlife art and photography from around the world including original watercolors and limited edition giclées. Featured works will chronicle photographer Paul Swen’s expeditions around the globe to some of the most remote locations in order to protect critically endangered wildlife and their environments. In addition, a selection of artworks from the annual exhibit of the prestigious international artist group, Artists for Conservation, will also be on exhibit.
All proceeds to benefit conservation efforts championed by the Houston Zoo.
The elephant is one of Africa’s most iconic species. It is in peril due to illegal poaching, habitat loss and conflict with local human communities. We need your help today to turn the tide and protect wildlife and communities in Africa.
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery
November 14, 2013
Home schooled students: hunt for clues through the Zoo that will lead you to fun, exciting activities. Participants will decipher animal hints to track down their next challenge. See if you and your team can crack the code!
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Nov 16, '13
November 16, 2013 –
If you like to bird watch, take pictures or just enjoy once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, this event rolls all three of those into one great morning!
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Monday November 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cayman lizards in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Guinea Hogs in 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 Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Fossa
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 a Patagonian Mara in the Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Green-winged macaw Keeper talk inside at the Rainforest Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Natural Encounters: Asian small-clawed otter Keeper Talk Inside at the River's Edge Exhibit
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 Goat Fun in the Contact Area in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Barraza’s Monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Indigo snake Encounter at the Natural Encounters Entry