New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
We're re-doing the macaw enclosures near the front entrance to make them even nicer for the birds and for our guests to see them! Please pardon our mess.
The new naked mole rat exhibit in Natural Encounters is nearing completion!
Something new is coming to our Children's Zoo in place of the prairie dog exhibit. Stay tuned for details.
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.
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Madagascar big-headed turtle in 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 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
11:30 Cow Chat at the Cow Yard in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Bears
11:30 Natural Encounters: Red Panda Keeper Talk
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: Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Drylands
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Pied Tamarins and Cotton-topped Tamarins in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Bat Cave Keeper Talk