reminder: no free afternoon

Reminder: The Houston Zoo does not have Free Afternoons in June, July or August. We offer free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing.

Snow Day

Join us for Snow Day at the Zoo on Saturday, July 16 thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9:00 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away).

We will have two snow fields located at Karamu Outpost; a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids, so this event is fun for the entire family. Kids of all ages can create their own snowman, make a snow angel or simply enjoy the cold snow on a hot summer’s day.

Plus, TXU Energy will host their cool scavenger hunt to each of the Zoo’s 13 indoor, air-conditioned buildings from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can pick up your scavenger hunt at either Zoo entrance upon arrival. Visit all 13 locations and redeem your scavenger hunt voucher for one FREE sno cone, thanks to TXU Energy!

All Snow Day and Scavenger Hunt activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members.

White Elephant Sale

9 a.m. until noon
Masihara Pavilion (near the entrance to the African Forest)

Call it what you will – a rummage sale, a garage sale, a yard sale. We like white elephant sale. Whatever you want to call it, you’ll find bargains and some unique items at the Houston Zoo’s White Elephant sale. All proceeds benefit Houston Zoo Staff Conservation Fund that contributes to saving wildlife around the world.

We’ve scoured storage lockers, closets and offices across the Zoo for weeks now and Zoo employees have also donated personal items for the sale. We’ve collected hundreds of items, from books and lawn care equipment and tools to posters, small to HUGE decorative items, toys and t-shirts. Sorry. No white elephants.

The Fine Print:
All sales FINAL. No returns or exchanges. Cash or credit card only. Buyers are responsible for removal and transport of purchased items from the Zoo.

Entrance to this event is included with your regular Zoo general admission.

Pollinator Palooza

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 – 26, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pollinators help plants produce fruit and seeds by moving pollen from one plant to another. Celebrate these miracle workers during Pollinator Palooza. Talk to local bee keepers, learn about the different types of pollinators, and check out our pollination stations!

More Information About Pollinator Palooza

This free event is included in your paid Houston Zoo admission and is free for Zoo members.

Reminder: No Free Afternoon

Reminder: The Houston Zoo does not have Free Afternoons in June, July or August. We offer free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing.

NE closing early 6/9

Thursday, June 9, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

Cool Nights: Zoolympics

Train like an Olympian at the final Cool Night of the summer! Test your strength, speed, and balance, all while learning how you can help save animals in the wild. Plus, stay late for this summer’s last Zoovie Night featuring Kung Fu Panda 3!

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late on many Friday nights in the summer, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo members!

More Information about Cool Nights

Cool Nights: Fairy Tails

Princesses and pirates – wear your favorite fairy tale gown and join us for an enchanting evening at the Zoo! Meet Aurora the orangutan and Boga the Komodo dragon, and learn how you can help these species live happily ever after.

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late on many Friday nights in the summer, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo members!

More Information about Cool Nights

Search Blog & Website

Subscribe to the Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive new blog posts by email.

Houston Zoo Facebook Page
[custom-facebook-feed id=houstonzoo num=3 layout=full textlength=200]
Animals In Action

Recent Videos

Oops, something went wrong.