New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
On Thursday May 23, The water play park will open late at 1 p.m. and the Tropical Bird House will open late at noon.
Red pandas will be off exhibit through May 30 due to renovations.
This month’s Member Morning features Rhinos!
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
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk 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 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cheetahs
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
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: Bat Keeper Talk at the Bat Exhibit
1:30 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at the Drylands Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Tenrec Encounter at the Rainforest Exhibit
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 Meet the Keeper at Otters in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sifaka in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper at the Indoor Rainforest Exhibit