Zoobilee

Zoo members are exclusively invited to attend this special event! At this event you can get to know our animals better at our Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, play a variety of games, get your adrenaline pumping on our giant inflatables, dance along with our children’s DJ, plus enjoy free Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel rides and top off your evening with free ice cream!

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Member Morning: Primates

Members: join us for a free member morning, a benefit just for you!

The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active.

You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More about Member Mornings and other Members Only Events

Bear Awareness Day

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for Bear Awareness Day and learn the right and wrong ways to camp in bear country. We’ll pitch a “good” and a “bad” camp on the lawn next to the Gerenuk exhibit. The bears will be receiving a variety of enrichment items throughout the day, including ice pops and fish!

Find out some cool bear facts and how you can help save bears in the wild. There will be bear masks for kids to color and biofacts to touch and examine. There will also be some cool bear-themed gifts for sale.

All activities will be happening in or near our bear habitats in the Carnivores section of the zoo.

This free event is included with your paid zoo admission and is free for zoo members!

Putting for Prairie Chickens

April 4 & 5
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This event offers fun prairie-chicken themed games and the chance to find out more about this rare bird from our local area. Come and try for a hole-in-one on our mini golf course!

This endangered bird is a native Texan, and it’s vanishing from the coastal prairies of Texas. The Houston Zoo is helping to save them from extinction by managing a captive breeding program; we have breeding facilities both behind the scenes at the Zoo and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The Houston Zoo has released a total 874 Attwater’s prairie chickens into the wild so far!

Look for this event on the lawn opposite Meerkats. All proceeds benefit the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

This free event is included in your paid zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members!

Find Out More About Attwater’s Prairie Chickens

Putting for Prairie Chickens

April 4 & 5
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This event offers fun prairie-chicken themed games and the chance to find out more about this rare bird from our local area. Come and try for a hole-in-one on our mini golf course!

This endangered bird is a native Texan, and it’s vanishing from the coastal prairies of Texas. The Houston Zoo is helping to save them from extinction by managing a captive breeding program; we have breeding facilities both behind the scenes at the Zoo and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The Houston Zoo has released a total 874 Attwater’s prairie chickens into the wild so far!

Look for this event on the lawn opposite Meerkats. All proceeds benefit the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

This free event is included in your paid zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members!

Find Out More About Attwater’s Prairie Chickens

Animal Egg Hunt

Join us as our animals participate in their very own Animal Egg Hunt! Our elephants, chimpanzees, meerkats, and even the baby Indian star tortoises in the Reptile House are receiving their own egg-themed enrichment throughout the day. Visit them at their habitats in the Houston Zoo and see them hunt, eat, and play with eggs of all sizes!

This event is included with your paid zoo admission and is free for Zoo members.

See the Animal Egg Hunt Schedule

Spring Break Parking and Traffic Tips

Spring Break is a fun time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful spring weather and visit the Houston Zoo! Expect heavy traffic in and around the park during Spring Break. Parking is limited in Hermann Park, and motor vehicle access to the Park may be restricted to prevent gridlock. Find out your best parking options and how to best navigate the traffic, so you’ll have more time for Zoo fun!

Spring Break Parking and Traffic Tips