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January 2013
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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.

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Zoo Lights

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December 30, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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December 31, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Zoo Lights

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January 1, 2013

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Zoo Lights

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January 2, 2013

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Zoo Lights

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January 3, 2013

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Zoo Lights

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January 4, 2013

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Members First Saturday / Member Morning

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January 5, 2013

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.

Zoo Lights

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January 5, 2013

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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4D and Carousel Closed Today

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January 9, 2013 

Due to inclement weather, the 4D Experience and the Wildlife Carousel will be closed for the remainder of the day.

4D and Carousel Closed Today

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January 9, 2013 

Due to inclement weather, the 4D Experience and the Wildlife Carousel will be closed for the remainder of the day.

4D and Carousel Closed Today

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January 9, 2013 

Due to inclement weather, the 4D Experience and the Wildlife Carousel will be closed for the remainder of the day.

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Peter and the Wolf Live Performance

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January 20, 2013

The classic children’s symphony, Peter and the Wolf, is coming to the Houston Zoo!

Peter and the Wolf Live Performance

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January 20, 2013

The classic children’s symphony, Peter and the Wolf, is coming to the Houston Zoo!

Peter and the Wolf Live Performance

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January 20, 2013

The classic children’s symphony, Peter and the Wolf, is coming to the Houston Zoo!

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Dinosaur Train Discovery Tour

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January 26, 2013

The ©Dinosaur Train Discovery Tour is coming to the Houston Zoo! Join us for our The ©Dinosaur Train Discovery Tour on Saturday, January 26 from 10 am to 3 p.m. in the Brown Education Center. Buddy will be there, will you? This free event is included with your zoo admission.

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Teen Career Conference

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January 27, 2013

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Members First Saturday / Member Morning

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February 2, 2013

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
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 Sea Lions
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Cougar Training
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Meerkats
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Lion Boardwalk
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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter on the BEC Lawn