Gorilla gallery closing early

Sunday, May 7, indoor gorilla viewing opposite chimps will close at 11:30 a.m. and re-open at 5 p.m. due to a private event.

Great Ape Gallery

Saturday, May 6, indoor gorilla viewing opposite chimps will open late at 11 a.m. due to a private event.

Camp Zoofari for Adults: All About Rhinos

Are you jealous of all the fun kids get to have at camp? Well now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Whether you are dropping off your camper or looking for a new experience, Camp Zoofari for Adults is just for you!

At this camp event, spend some time with Mumbles and the rest of the rhino crash that call the Houston Zoo home.

More information and Tickets

SOS Columbian Animals

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event is in two areas: outside the Natural Encounters building (near Red Panda), and at the Wattled Curassow exhibit in the Fischer Bird Gardens.

Don’t miss out on this event that connects the dots between the animals you visit here and the plight of their species in the wild.

Activities include:

Special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66
A mini-parade made up of guests in honor of the cotton-top tamarin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

This event is free with your paid Zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members.

More Information about the Tapir SOS and Other Dia Del Niño Events

Tapir Spotlight on Species

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this event that connects the dots between the animals you visit here and the plight of their species in the wild.

Activities include:

Special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66
Zoo keeper-led activities, and a selfie station!

This event is free with your paid Zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members.

More Information about the Tapir SOS and Other Dia Del Niño Events

sea lions closing early

Wednesday, April 26th, the Sea Lion Deck will close early at 5:00 p.m. for a private event.

UH Rings Blessing

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

As the spring semester comes to an end, our friends at the University of Houston are preparing for their graduation ceremonies. Part of this celebration includes Shasta blessing the rings of those graduating this semester.

On Friday, April 28, all of the rings for the semester graduates will be placed in a large UH-themed box which will be in the cougar habitat all day. The carnivore team will host special Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66 and training demonstrations at the cougar habitat at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate this special day.

Dia del Nino

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Many nations throughout the world celebrate Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, to honor and celebrate children who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. Bring the kids to the Houston Zoo on Sunday, April 30 for a Latin American celebration of music, games, and activities…created especially for kids!

This special fiesta is included with your paid Zoo admission, and it is free for Zoo Members.

More Information About Dia del Niño

Great Ape SOS

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Ape Gallery (indoor viewing area for gorillas and chimpanzees)

Recycling your cell phone here at the zoo can help save chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild! Join us for our Great Apes Spotlight on Species to learn more about our gorillas and chimpanzees and how to help their counterparts in the wild.

Bring in up to three old phones (or handheld electronic devices such as ipods, palm pilots etc) from your junk drawer, and take home a small gift; for every item donated, you will receive a magnet painted by either our chimps or gorillas!

There will be activities for the kids to participate in, as well as a huge table filled with lots of goodies (including Easter items) for sale, painted by our chimps and gorillas. All funds raised from your purchases will be donated to the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, which supports Western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees.

This event is free with your paid Houston Zoo admission and is free for Zoo members.

closing early for Zoo Ball

Saturday, April 22, the Houston Zoo will close early in preparation of Zoo Ball at 5:00 p.m., last entry at 4:00 p.m.

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Shasta is keeping watch over the University of Houston class rings. We like to think of it as a (very) well-guarded tradition.

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Yes. And the rings are really in the box. In December. They had. The value of. 3 million. Worth of rings. They stay. Over night. Crazy. But you do have 2 cat guarding them. 😀

Scout Heintschel Kathryn Wilcox Why can't Rice have these kind of ceremonies? Haha

My ring is in there! Go Coogs! #ForeverCoog

David Naghi you have to get a ring just for this reason

Go coogs! 🐾❤️

Wish this had been a tradition back when I graduated.

Stacie O'Rourke did tony get his already? Lol

That is so neat!!!!

Such sweet memories!

Jennifer Leigh

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Lauren Grawey PG the rings!!

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Amna Ah

Gonzo So

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