Saturday and Sunday, September 24 – 25
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rhino enrichment 11 a.m.
October 10 and 12
Your school break just got wild! Camp Zoofari is the place for kids ages 4 through 12 to learn and have fun with an animal-centered curriculum created just for them. This single day session features some new and exciting updates to topics from the summer. Whether your camper is rejoining us or visiting Camp Zoofari for the first time, there is so much to explore!
October 10 and 12
Friday, September 23, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Tuesday, September 20, the Reptile and Amphibian House will be closed as we paint & prepare a new exhibit.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the Houston Zoo and the University of Houston Alumni Association at the Zoo’s cougar habitat to celebrate the University of Houston’s mascot, Shasta VI’s, birthday! Birthday party guests will learn all about cougars, participate in kid-friendly activities, and be able to sign Shasta’s birthday card! Look for the activities at the cougar habitat.
Be sure to be there at 11:30 a.m. to see Shasta get his own special cake and to sing “Happy Birthday” to him.
All activities are included in Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members. Plus, wear your University of Houston gear and receive FREE Zoo admission from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You can also Adopt Shasta! The Adopt program at the Houston Zoo is proud to offer a special Shasta Adopt in partnership with the University of Houston Alumni Association. Whether you adopt for yourself or on behalf of a cougar alum or student as a gift, know that your contribution is an investment in the success of two of Houston’s most celebrated institutions.
Monday, September 5, the offsite parking lot and shuttle will be operational for the Labor Day holiday. Our Medical Center gate will be open as well.
Enjoy a prehistoric morning at the Houston Zoo during Donuts and Dinos! You and your loved ones can have a morning 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 very own dinosaur fossil!
Saturday, September 10, the Houston Zoo will close early for a private event. Last entry is 4:30 p.m., and we close at 5:30 p.m.
The Houston Zoo will close early today for a private event. Last entry is 4:30 p.m., and we close at 5:30 p.m.