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Alerts

Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.

On Friday, April 25, Twiga Cafe will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

The Water Play Park will be closed M - F April 28 - May 2 for construction to make this area even nicer for Zoo guests.

August 24, 2013

Snow Day

Back by popular demand, Snow Day is returning to the Zoo on Saturday, August 24 thanks to Sunny 99.1 and TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away).
 
We will have two snow fields – a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids – so this event is fun for the entire family. Kids of all ages can create their own snowman, make a snow angel or simply enjoy the cold snow on a hot summer’s day.
 
Sunny 99.1’s Jay Rodriguez will be joining us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to play in the snow and pass out special giveaways.
 
We will also announce the winner of the TXU Energy Ultimate Chill Out Adventure to Manitoba to see polar bears in the wild! Visit the sea lions habitat at 10 a.m. to watch as one of our sea lions chooses the winner of this once in a lifetime trip, all thanks to TXU Energy.
*Please note entry has been closed; our ten finalists have already been chosen.
 
All Snow Day activities are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for Members. Don’t miss the last Snow Day of the year!

Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

 Thursday April 24, 2014

10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lion window
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: Snake Encounter at the Drylands Exhibit
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
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: African grey parrot keeper chat on the BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat Exhibit