Dinos at Dusk

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Houston Texans Enrichment Zone, in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

Enjoy a prehistoric evening at the Houston Zoo during Dinos at Dusk! You and your loved ones can have an evening to remember while learning about the GIANT creatures that used to roam the Earth. Hear an educational dinosaur presentation, enjoy some activities, and take home your own dinosaur fossil as a souvenir!

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Beach Bash at Galveston Seawall

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Galveston Seawall at 63rd Street

Join the Houston Zoo for a Beach Bash kicking off the painting of five murals that celebrate local wildlife.

Come see artist Gonzo247 in action, and learn about how you can take action and help save animals.

Enjoy music and games, plus learn about Galveston Island and the amazing animals who call it home.

Educators Night Out: Spotlighting Plastics in the Environment

Educators Night Out: Spotlighting Plastics in the Environment
Ideal for All Grade Levels

Come enjoy a night out at the Houston Zoo just for educators! This one of a kind evening will feature ambassador animals, new STEAM activities, a special keeper chat and much more. Each of the activities during this event will provide you with ways that you and your students can help save animals in the wild.

Earn 3 CPE hours while enjoying a night out just for you.

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

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Educators Night Out: Spotlighting Plastics in the Environment

Educators Night Out: Spotlighting Plastics in the Environment
Ideal for All Grade Levels

Come enjoy a night out at the Houston Zoo just for educators! This one of a kind evening will feature ambassador animals, new STEAM activities, a special keeper chat and much more. Each of the activities during this event will provide you with ways that you and your students can help save animals in the wild.

Earn 3 CPE hours while enjoying a night out just for you.

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

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Spotlight on Species: Tigers

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In honor of World Tiger Day, join us on July 30th and 31st for a Tiger Spotlight on Species event! See our two resident Malayan Tigers, Satu and Berani, celebrate World Tiger Day with some special enrichment items in their habitat. Attend fun-filled Meet the Keeper Talks and learn all about tigers as well as palm oil, a key ingredient affecting Malayan tigers in the wild due to its effect on deforestation and habitat loss in South East Asia.

Stop by the Tiger Boardwalk for educational games and crafts, learn more about these amazing endangered species and see what you can do to help!

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tiger Activity Table
10 a.m. Tiger Keeper Interaction at the Window in their habitat
11:30 a.m. Tiger Enrichment Talk
2 p.m. Tiger Boardwalk Talk

Did You Know: There are more tigers in private ownership here in Texas than there are remaining in the wild (in their native habitat in India and Southeast Asia.) Tigers do not make good pets! Find out more at Spotlight on Species: Tigers.

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

reminder: no free afternoon

Reminder: The Houston Zoo does not have Free Afternoons in June, July or August. We offer free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing.

Snow Day

Join us for Snow Day at the Zoo on Saturday, July 16 thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9:00 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away).

We will have two snow fields located at Karamu Outpost; 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.

Plus, TXU Energy will host their cool scavenger hunt to each of the Zoo’s 13 indoor, air-conditioned buildings from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can pick up your scavenger hunt at either Zoo entrance upon arrival. Visit all 13 locations and redeem your scavenger hunt voucher for one FREE sno cone, thanks to TXU Energy!

All Snow Day and Scavenger Hunt activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members.

White Elephant Sale

9 a.m. until noon
Masihara Pavilion (near the entrance to the African Forest)

Call it what you will – a rummage sale, a garage sale, a yard sale. We like white elephant sale. Whatever you want to call it, you’ll find bargains and some unique items at the Houston Zoo’s White Elephant sale. All proceeds benefit Houston Zoo Staff Conservation Fund that contributes to saving wildlife around the world.

We’ve scoured storage lockers, closets and offices across the Zoo for weeks now and Zoo employees have also donated personal items for the sale. We’ve collected hundreds of items, from books and lawn care equipment and tools to posters, small to HUGE decorative items, toys and t-shirts. Sorry. No white elephants.

The Fine Print:
All sales FINAL. No returns or exchanges. Cash or credit card only. Buyers are responsible for removal and transport of purchased items from the Zoo.

Entrance to this event is included with your regular Zoo general admission.

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