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A few of our buildings are closing at 4:00 or 4:30 for private holiday parties on various days; check the Zoo Lights page for the dates and times.
On December 24, the Zoo will close early at 3:00 p.m. (last entry at 2:00 p.m.) We will not be open on December 25.
Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
There's construction on the East Hoofed Run as we build new habitats for the maned wolf, tapir and other animals there.
This month’s Member Morning features the Kipp Aquarium!
The Houston Zoo is open at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members Only. This will give you the opportunity to view our dedicated staff prepare the zoo for a new day.
During your visit we offer you a chance to hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about a select animal resident or area. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home.
Programs begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Approximate program length is 30 minutes.
Registration is not required. Please bring your membership card and photo ID as usual. Due to early admission, not every animal is available at this time.
Please note that in November the Members First Saturday/Member Morning will be held on the second Saturday Nov.9.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Amphibian Q & A at 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 Meet the Keeper Talk for Rhinos in African Forest
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Small Cats Row
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
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Flamingo Chick Walk (Dependent on Weather)
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 for Roadrunner in the Children Zoo Swap Shop
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Guenons in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters