Member Morning: Flamingos

Members: join us for a free member morning, a benefit just for you!

The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active.

You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More about Member Mornings and other Members Only Events

Member Morning: South American Yard

Members: join us for a free member morning, a benefit just for you!

The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active.

You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More about Member Mornings and other Members Only Events

Celebrate World Giraffe Day

Celebrate giraffes and learn more about these long-necked giants on the longest day of the year. Festivities will include children’s crafts, giraffe bio facts you can touch, opportunities to meet the giraffe keepers, a special giraffe-themed photo booth, the chance to purchase giraffe paintings, and more!

Populations of giraffes in the wild have declined 40% within the last 15 years. They have already gone extinct in 7 different African countries. We need to act now to protect their habitat and reverse that trend! All donations will go to support the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Event: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. next to the giraffe habitat
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – Giraffe meet the keeper talks

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

River Hog Rendezvous

Join us on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate a few of the Zoo’s newest members – the red river hogs! Red river hogs are quirky, colorful, and cute, and they can now be seen here at the Houston Zoo alongside the gorillas in the African Forest.

Come hang out with Sunny 99.1 and make your own red river hog ears, plus learn all about these animals at Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66. All activities will take place near the Arrival Building located in the African Forest.

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

Zoo Closing Early Today

Friday, June 5, the Houston Zoo will close early for a private event. Last entry is at 3:00 p.m. and we close at 4:00 p.m.

Zoo Closing Early

Today, May 26, the Houston Zoo is closing at 4 p.m. Last entry at 3 p.m. We will resume normal operations tomorrow.

World Oceans Day

The Houston Zoo is celebrating World Oceans Day Presented by Children’s Memorial Hermann to celebrate our animal friends that call our oceans home! Did you know there are seven species of sea turtle in the ocean and you can find all of them in the Gulf of Mexico? Learn more about sea turtles, other marine mammals, and how YOU can help protect their habitat.

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

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