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We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.

The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is closed this weekend for maintenance.

Saturday, September 20, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.

Monday, September 22, Carruth Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

The week's events
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Jul 21, '13

LEGO Party


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!

Jul 22, '13 Jul 23, '13 Jul 24, '13

Lion Girls' Birthday


July 24, 2013

Jul 25, '13 Jul 26, '13

TXU Energy Presents Cool Nights: Holidays in Zoo-ly


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

Snow Day


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.


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

Friday September 19, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk on venomous snakes in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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 Clouded leopards
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 Fat-tailed gerbils encounter on the porch in Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at red-tailed guenons in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Three-banded armadillo encounter on the porch in Natural Encounters