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A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
May 26, 2013 –
May 27, 2013 –
June 8, 2013 –
Join us for World Oceans Day as we celebrate our waters and the marine life that call it home! Come out for special readings of the Dr. Seuss classic “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” kid-friendly activities, and more.
June 9, 2013 –
Visit us for some family fun thanks to our radio partner, 104.1 KRBE! Tour Animals Assembled Presented by Fiesta and then head over to Karamu Outpost for a chance to win fun prizes, cool down with an ice pop, see life size LEGO characters, and more!
June 16, 2013 –
Join us for a LEGO-inspired Father’s Day on Saturday, June 16 from 9 am – 3 pm! Do you and your Dad like LEGO bricks? If so, walk through Animals Assembled Presented by Fiesta and stare in awe at over two dozen animals built entirely out of LEGO bricks! Build your own LEGO art on our art wall, participate in our LEGO scavenger hunt, and more! This event is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo Members.
June 22, 2013 –
Did you know more than three out of four flowering plants and nearly three-quarters of all crops are pollinated by animals? Without pollinators, we would miss many of our favorite foods such as blueberries, almonds, chocolate and coffee!
July 5, 2013 –
Kids of all ages will enjoy patriotic-themed activities from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., including a red, white and blue scavenger hunt and potato sack races. Kids can also create their own American flag and march in a special Patriotic Parade led by Uncle Sam himself! In addition to these fun activities, your family can attend special Meet the Keeper Talks with the sea lions, American alligator and bald eagle.
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Amphibian Q & A at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House
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
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Jaguars
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk for Owl at the Children Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Fruit Bats
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk for Mole Rat Encounter at the Porch
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk for Box Turtle at the Children’s Zoo Swap Shop
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk for Bird of Prey Encounter at the Porch
3:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk for Surprise Animal at the Children’s Zoo Swap Shop
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk for Snake Encounter at the Desert Exhibit