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On Saturday, September 6, the Houston Zoo will close early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Saturday, August 30, for repairs and maintenance.

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Spotlight on Species: Chimpanzees!

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May 26, 2013

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25-27, join us at the chimpanzee exhibit in the African Forest this weekend for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.

Recycle your cell phone at the Zoo during this event and receive a special chimpanzee conservation bracelet.

You can visit our chimpanzee tool gallery, color a chimp mask, pose for a picture in our chimpanzee cutout, and more! Artwork created by our chimpanzees as well as other items will be for sale to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.

We’ll have two special Meet the Keeper Talks during this event – at 12:30 the chimps will receive special food items to fish for in their termite mound. At 2:30 we’ll have a chimp painting or training demonstration!

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TXU Energy Presents Chill Out: Scavenger Hunt!

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May 27, 2013

Spotlight on Species: Chimpanzees!

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May 27, 2013

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25-27, join us at the chimpanzee exhibit in the African Forest this weekend for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.

Recycle your cell phone at the Zoo during this event and receive a special chimpanzee conservation bracelet.

You can visit our chimpanzee tool gallery, color a chimp mask, pose for a picture in our chimpanzee cutout, and more! Artwork created by our chimpanzees as well as other items will be for sale to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.

We’ll have two special Meet the Keeper Talks during this event – at 12:30 the chimps will receive special food items to fish for in their termite mound. At 2:30 we’ll have a chimp painting or training demonstration!

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Zoo Yoga

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May 28, 2013

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Zoo Yoga

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June 1, 2013

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Breakfast With the Animals: Chimps

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June 8, 2013

World Oceans Day

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June 8, 2013

Join us for World Oceans Day as we celebrate our waters and the marine life that call it home! Come out for special readings of the Dr. Seuss classic “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” kid-friendly activities, and more.
 
Don’t miss our special, World Oceans Day Meet the Keeper Talks:
Sea Lion Show – 11:30 a.m.
Otter Talk – 1:30 p.m. – Natural Encounters Building
Pelican Feeding & Meet the Keeper Talk – 3:15 p.m. – Children’s Zoo
 
This event is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.
 
Also, don’t miss out on your chance to sign-up for our beach clean-up taking place on Saturday, June 29. Join the Houston Zoo and help make a difference for marine life! Just look for the sign-up booth in the front plaza.
 
“Together we have the power to protect the ocean.”

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104.1 KRBE LEGO Party

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June 9, 2013

Visit us for some family fun thanks to our radio partner, 104.1 KRBE! Tour Animals Assembled Presented by Fiesta and then head over to Karamu Outpost for a chance to win fun prizes, cool down with an ice pop, see life size LEGO characters, and more!
 
This event is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.

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LEGO-Inspired Father's Day

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June 16, 2013

Join us for a LEGO-inspired Father’s Day on Saturday, June 16 from 9 am – 3 pm! Do you and your Dad like LEGO bricks? If so, walk through Animals Assembled Presented by Fiesta and stare in awe at over two dozen animals built entirely out of LEGO bricks! Build your own LEGO art on our art wall, participate in our LEGO scavenger hunt, and more! This event is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo Members.

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Bowling for Rhinos 2013

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June 21, 2013

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Pollinator Palooza

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June 22, 2013

Did you know more than three out of four flowering plants and nearly three-quarters of all crops are pollinated by animals? Without pollinators, we would miss many of our favorite foods such as blueberries, almonds, chocolate and coffee!

Learn this and more at Pollinator Palooza. Visit the Zoo for a special ladybug release, music, kid-friendly activities, and themed keeper talks! This event is included in your Zoo admission and is FREE for members.

Pollinator Palooza is sponsored by Fiesta and United Airlines – the official airline of the Houston Zoo.

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Cool Nights: Red, White, & Zoo!

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July 5, 2013

Kids of all ages will enjoy patriotic-themed activities from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., including a red, white and blue scavenger hunt and potato sack races. Kids can also create their own American flag and march in a special Patriotic Parade led by Uncle Sam himself! In addition to these fun activities, your family can attend special Meet the Keeper Talks with the sea lions, American alligator and bald eagle.

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

Saturday, August 30, 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 Birds
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 Sea Lions
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Cougar Training
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Meerkats
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Lion Boardwalk
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 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter on the BEC Lawn