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A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
Jul 21, '13
July 21, 2013 –
Join us at the LEGO Animals Assembled exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for some fun LEGO-themed activities. Build on a baseplate for our LEGO art wall, work a LEGO puzzle, and more!
If you’re wondering how long it takes to build a life-size zebra or juvenile giraffe entirely from LEGO bricks, then look no further than the Houston Zoo. Did you know that there are only seven LEGO Master Builders in the United States, and one of them spent 27 hours to create the giraffe you can see in Animals Assembled Presented by Fiesta?
This exhibit will be here all summer long, so if you have a LEGO aficionado in your household, this is one experience you won’t want to miss!
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Jul 26, '13
July 26, 2013 –
Get in the holiday spirit this Friday at Cool Nights as we celebrate Holidays in Zoo-ly! Join us for ornament decorating and holiday games including Pin the Nose on Rudolph and candy cane ring toss. Zoo guests can sing and dance with our DJ and enjoy a special ice sculpture carving extravaganza by Reverend Butter at 6 p.m. The animals will also enjoy cool treats to celebrate; join us for special Meet the Keeper Talks at bongos and lions. All Cool Nights activities are included in your Zoo admission!
Jul 27, '13
July 27, 2013 –
Snow in July?? In Houston?? Only at the Houston Zoo! Temperatures may be in the 100s, but grab your mittens and come to the Zoo for Snow Day on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and join all the chilly fun thanks to TXU Energy and Sunny 99.1. We’ll have a separate snow area for our littlest visitors to explore, along with thousands of pounds of snow for the not-so-little kids. While you’re here, pick up a TXU Energy fan at their booth in the Front Plaza and participate in their scavenger hunt to receive a FREE sno cone! All of these activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Members.
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Friday November 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Lace monitor in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Pelicans in the Children’s Zoo
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 Keeper Talk at the Swap Shop for a surprise animal in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Jaguars
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Fruit bat in Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Kenyan sand boa encounter on the Porch in Natural Encounters