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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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Dec 6, '13 Dec 7, '13

Member Morning: Special Tropical Bird House Meet the Keeper Talk


December 7, 2013

The Houston Zoo is open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only! Enjoy cooler weather and see animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active.

Member Mornings include a special Meet the Keeper Talk that begins at 8:30 a.m. – hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about a select animal or area. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

Zoo Yoga


December 7, 2013

This beginner level class is open to children ages 4-10 and their parents. Please bring a bottle of water and wear modest, comfortable clothing. Adults and children must purchase separate tickets.
Join us as we embark on an expedition through six dynamic habitats. Whether you are new to yoga or a veteran yogi, we will use our wildlife inspired pranayama, asasnas, and savasanas to guide us on our journey. This season we will learn about, see, and even meet animals from different habitats all over the world.
Find Out More About Zoo Yoga

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Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
View the Zoo Map

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