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The Water Play Park is closed for repairs.
We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.
Thursday, October 2, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Friday, October 3, Natural Encounters will close early at 3:00 for a private event.
Monday, October 6, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:00 for a private event.
Thursday, October 9, the Houston Zoo will be closing early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.
Jul 28, '13
July 28, 2013
Celebrate tigers and tiger conservation! We’ll be doing special talks throughout the day at the tiger exhibit, and they will receive some special enrichment treats. The Houston Zoo is partnering with the Tiger Conservation Campaign run by the Minnesota Zoo to protect this amazing carnivore in the wild. This event is free with your zoo admission.
Special Meet the Keeper Talks at Malayan Tiger: 10 a.m., 11:30, 3 p.m.
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Aug 1, '13
August 1, 2013 –
All divers, fishers, and ocean enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this lionfish workshop from Reef, an active organzation of divers and marine enthusiasts committed to ocean conservation. Funded by a grant through the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Keri Kenning and Lad Akins will be traveling to twenty cities throughout the South East United States to teach lionfish collecting and handling workshops. Workshop topics include background of the invasion, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques, market development, and ways to get involved.
Workshops are free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required.
Aug 2, '13
August 2, 2013 –
Make a splash at Cool Nights this Friday as we celebrate “Wild About Water!” This week kids can go fishing, play bean bag toss and learn about the importance of marine conservation. Don’t forget your swimsuit because THIS FRIDAY ONLY the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park will be open for extended hours, until 7:30!
Guests can also sing and dance along with Tom’s Fun Band and enjoy an exciting ice-sculpting performance by Reverend Butter. Want to learn more about the chimpanzees and a few of our aquatic animals? Join us for special Meet the Keeper Talks at the chimpanzees at 6 p.m. and the Kipp Aquarium at 6:30 p.m.
As always, all Cool Nights activities begin at 5 p.m. and are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
Aug 3, '13
August 3, 2013 –
On Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, join us at the African painted dog exhibit for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.
There will be fun activities, keeper chats, and opportunities to learn all about African painted dogs and our partnership with Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe. We hope to see you there!
Monday September 29, 2014
9:30 Natural Encounters: Binturong Encounter at Outdoor Rainforest
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the indigo snake in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Mongoose exhibit in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper at the Fossa exhibit for a Clouded leopard cub Talk
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: Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Porch
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Bat Cave Keeper Talk