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Alerts

On Saturday, September 6, the Houston Zoo will close early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Saturday, August 30, for repairs and maintenance.

Animal Egg Hunt

March 30, 2013 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as our animals participate in their very own Animal Egg Hunt! Our elephants, chimpanzees, meerkats, and even Smaug the Komodo dragon are receiving their own egg-themed enrichment throughout the day. Visit them at their habitats in the Houston Zoo and see them hunt, eat, and play with eggs of all sizes.

Here’s the schedule:

9:00 Chimpanzees in the African Forest
9:30 Lions in the Carnivore section
10:30 Coati in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
10:30 Elephants at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
10:30 Fruit Bats in Natural Encounters
10:30 Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Raccoon in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
1:00 Red Panda near the Natural Encounters building
1:30 Rhinocerous Iguana in the Reptile House
1:30 Lace Monitor in the Reptile House
1:30 Anega Island Iguana in the Reptile House
2:00 Smaug the Komodo Dragon at the Reptile House
2:30 Elephants at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
2:30 Fossa on Small Cat Row in the Carnivore Section
3:00 Meerkats at Natural Encounters
3:00 Clouded Leopards on Small Cat Row in the Carnivore Section


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

Thursday August 28, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Anegada Island Iguana in The Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
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 Carnivores
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:30 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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Howlers in Wortham World of Primates
3:30 Natural Encounters: Owl Encounter at BEC Lawn
4:00 Natural Encounters: Animal Encounter at Indoor Porch