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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 Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.

The week's events
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Aug 11, '13

LEGO Party


August 11, 2013

Join us at the LEGO Animals Assembled exhibit on Sunday, August 11, 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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Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend


August 17, 2013

Head over to the Butterfly Stage in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo this weekend for a special Avenue Zoo Activity Weekend! Kids can create their very own puppet, meet the actors of this summer’s musical stage performance and even participate in the show this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This show is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo Members.


Zoo Map
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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks

Tuesday August 26, 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 Fruit Bat Feeding at 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Painted dogs
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 Natural Encounters: TXU Chill Out Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Porch
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)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Frog Encounter at Indoor Porch
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Ring-tailed Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Red Panda Keeper Talk