Climbing for Clouded Leopards

Join us for the fifth annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym!

Save the date – more info coming soon!

Wednesday, October 28
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Rd
Houston, TX 77055

Cool Nights: Under the Sea

Make a splash at the Zoo and learn all about our marine animals and how you can keep them and their ocean homes healthy. Plus, this night only, the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park will stay open late!

After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join the Asia Society Texas Center for musical performances by Daniel Ho & Taiwu Children’s Ancients Ballads Troupe. Accompanied by the pure voices of Taiwan’s Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe, Daniel Ho performs moving reinterpretations of the Troupe’s traditional love songs from their collaborative album To and From the Heart.

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Cool Nights: Fairy Trails

Princesses and pirates—join us for an enchanting evening! Meet Aurora the orangutan, Smaug the komodo dragon, and Elsa and Belle the goats. Plus, learn how you can help these species live happily ever after.

After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join the University of Houston for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, featuring The Merchant of Venice. A fast-paced rendition of Shakespeare’s comic drama, posing the challenge between Justice and Mercy in a world of commerce, glamour, and intolerance.

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Cool Nights: Rythyms of Africa

Dance to the rhythms and sounds of Africa and experience gorillas and red river hogs up-close and incredible!

After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join the University of Houston for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, featuring Macbeth. What price must a man of conscience pay to pursue his hungriest ambitions?

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Cool Nights: Sports Night

Can you jump as far as a jaguar or stride as long as a giraffe? Find out during Sports Night! Make sure to stop by the Houston Dynamo booth and meet a Dynamo and Dash player! Stop by the Sugar Land Skeeters booth as well.

Plus, back by popular demand, Zoovie Nights at the Zoo returns tonight with the showing of Sandlot! Arrive at the Zoo before 8:30 p.m. to have plenty of time to visit the animals, and then put down your blanket and settle in to watch this 90’s classic!

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Cool Nights: Coolest Backyard Bash

Enjoy backyard games, music, and an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt at the Coolest Backyard Bash. Bring a date, a friend, or the whole family!

After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join Theatre Under the Stars as they present a musical performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe. This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue is an electrifying tribute to rock ‘n’ roll. Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the hottest joint in town!

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Gorillas Exhibit Maintenance

The outside portion of our new gorilla habitat is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7-8, for exhibit maintenance. You can see our gorillas indoors in the Great Ape Gallery, the room attached to the chimpanzee viewing room.