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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.

November 20, 2012

Exclusive Members Zoo Lights Sneak Peek

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.

Saving Snow Leopards

The Asia Society Texas Center and The Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Program present The Conservation Forum Series
Saving Snow Leopards in Central Asia through Innovative Science and Community-Based Action
The Conservation Forum Series is a partnership designed to bring speakers to Houston focusing on environmental and educational topics which highlight some of the world’s most renowned experts in these fields
Date: November 20th, 2012
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm
Speaker event begins at 7:00pm
Location: Asia Society Texas Center Museum

1370 Southmore Blvd-Musem District


Zoo Map
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks

Sunday, July 27, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Madagascar Big-headed Turtles in 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
11:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
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: Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Keeper Talk
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sifakas in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Frog Encounter at Indoor Porch