Wild Winks Zoo Overnights – Spring 2017

Various Fridays and Saturdays in the Spring 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience! All overnights include interactive activities, guided flashlight tours, a pizza dinner, continental breakfast, and more!

Register in advance – these events frequently fill up, and online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program.

More Information and Registration

great ape gallery closed 12/10/16

Saturday, December 10, indoor gorilla viewing in the Great Ape Gallery will be closed at noon for the remainder of the day for a private event.

Closing Early on Christmas Eve

The Houston Zoo will close early on December 24 at 3 p.m., with the last entry at 2 p.m. TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is not open December 24 or 25.

NE Closed Today

Friday, December 2, the Natural Encounters building will be closed for maintenance.

Spider-Man and Iron Man! Marvel Character Appearances

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brown Education Center (just past meerkats)

You’ve read the books and seen the movies. Now meet your favorite superheroes in person at the Houston Zoo! Spider-Man and Iron Man will be at the Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11, to greet guests and pose for photos.

Wear your favorite superhero costume and bring your camera to capture all the fun! Make your way to the Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo to meet these incredible Avengers.

Parents take note: while Spider-Man and Iron Man will be out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, they will take a few brief breaks during this time.

This amazing event is included in your regular Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.

Breakfast With Santa

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for Breakfast with Santa! Get your tickets early, as this Member only event sells out quickly. You have two dates to choose from: Saturday December 10 or 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.

More Information and Tickets

Breakfast With Santa

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for Breakfast with Santa! Get your tickets early, as this Member only event sells out quickly. You have two dates to choose from: Saturday December 10 or 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.

More Information and Tickets

Closed Christmas Day

The Houston Zoo will close early on December 24 at 3 p.m., with the last entry at 2 p.m. We will be closed on December 25. TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will not be open December 24 or 25.

Zoobilee

Zoobilee is a Zoo-wide annual bash to celebrate and thank our membership. It is typically held on two evenings in the late spring, when we close the zoo early for non-members. In addition to having the zoo open just for members, there’s tons of fun to be had, including activities and special treats.

Save the date for Zoobilee 2017: April 6th and 7th!

More Information About Zoobilee and Other Member Events

Member Morning with the Lions

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

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