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October 2013
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We're renovating the Desert habitat in Natural Encounters; that area of this building, including mole rats and the marine aquarium, are temporarily closed off.

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Shasta's Birthday

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September 29, 2013

Join us on Sunday, September 29 to celebrate Shasta’s Birthday! For this young whippersnapper’s second birthday we’ll have fun activities for the kids, training demonstrations, and Shasta will get his very own cake! Wear your UH gear for free admission!*
*Free admission applicable on Sunday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only.
 
This event is included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo members!
 
Schedule of Events
9:00 am – Zoo gates open
10:30 am – Shasta let on exhibit “big reveal” style
11:30 am – Training demonstration
1:30 – Training demonstration
9:00 – 3:00 – crafts, bio-facts, and adopt a cougar table

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Educator Workshop: Beyond Icebreakers and Word Walls

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October 1, 2013

Educator Workshop: Beyond Icebreakers and Word Walls

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October 1, 2013

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Wild Wheels - For Infants and Toddlers

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October 3, 2013

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Breakfast With the Animals: Giraffes

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October 6, 2013

A very special experience exclusively for Zoo members. Go Bananas when you start your day at the Houston Zoo!

Find Out All About This Event

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Conservation Gala

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October 9, 2013

Join us for an evening devoted to saving our wild elephants with one of the world’s foremost authorities on the African elephant, Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton.

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Zoo Boo

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October 11, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Zoo Boo

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October 12, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

Zoo Yoga

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October 12, 2013

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Zoo Boo

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October 13, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Columbus Day Camp Zoofari

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October 14, 2013

Out of school for Columbus Day? Your school holiday just got wild!

Get ready for a day of fun for every age group! Get ready for adventure and discovery as you embark on a journey across the Zoo, learning about animals from all over the world. Check the brochure below for more information about pricing, a description of each topic, and more!

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Zoo Boo

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October 18, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

Wines from South Africa at Whole Foods

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October 18, 2013

Join us for a wine tasting & pairing along with African drummers and South African food bites on the patio at Whole Foods Market Kirby from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.!

The event is $5/person, and all entry fees collected go to the Houston Zoo’s elephant conservation efforts. Celebrate the flavors and sounds of South Africa while supporting the Houston Zoo!

Whole Foods Market Kirby
2955 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77098

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Zoo Boo

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October 19, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Zoo Boo

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October 20, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Zoo Boo

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October 25, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Zoo Boo

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October 26, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

Zoo Yoga

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October 26, 2013

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Zoo Boo

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October 27, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

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Feast With the Beasts

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November 1, 2013

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Educator Day

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November 2, 2013

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Amphibian Q & A at the Reptile House
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 Carnivores
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 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Meerkats
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Tamandua Encounter on the Porch
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 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter on the BEC Lawn