New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
We're re-doing the macaw enclosures near the front entrance to make them even nicer for the birds and for our guests to see them! Please pardon our mess.
The new naked mole rat exhibit in Natural Encounters is nearing completion!
Something new is coming to our Children's Zoo in place of the prairie dog exhibit. Stay tuned for details.
Special price $5.00 (free for under age 2)
Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be the first to see Zoo Lights! You will be one of the first to see what is sure to become a new holiday tradition in Houston for these two exclusive member nights.
Limited space is available for each night, so purchase your tickets online at before they’re sold out.
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is a special event outside of normal operating hours and members do not receive free entry. 10 ticket maximum purchase allowed. Limited space is available per night and tickets are expected to sell out. Tickets purchased valid for day selected only. Event will take place rain or shine. $5.00 admission price is valid November 19 and 20, 2012 only. Members will receive a $2.00 discount during general Zoo Lights operating hours from November 23, January 5, 2012.
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Madagascar big-headed turtle in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
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
11:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
11:30 Cow Chat at the Cow Yard in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Bears
11:30 Natural Encounters: Red Panda Keeper Talk
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
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: Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Drylands
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
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Pied Tamarins and Cotton-topped Tamarins in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Bat Cave Keeper Talk