Home School: Wildlife Games

On your mark, get set, LEARN! In this fun-filled day, the whole family will get a chance to exercise their minds as well as their bodies as we play games to demonstrate concepts such as predator/prey relationships, working together as a pack, and more. Game time will also include data collection skills and interpretation.

Remember: If you are a Club H.S. member, this day is included in your membership.

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Wild Winks Zoo Overnights – Spring 2015

Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience. All overnights include interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast.

Wild Winks dates for Spring 2015 run through May 30. Get your reservation today to secure your spot! Online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program. Please note, a minimum of 15 participants must be in attendance to conduct overnights.

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Free City-Wide Block Party

The Houston Zoo is Bringing Silverbacks
Free city-wide block party

Saturday, March 21
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Houston Food Park
1311 Leeland St.
Houston, TX 77002

The Houston Zoo is Bringing Silverbacks in a BIG way and we want you to celebrate with us! You’ve seen the incredible murals around town celebrating the return of gorillas to the Houston Zoo, and we’re throwing a city-wide block party at one of the murals! Meet the amazing gorilla mural artists, enjoy food from local food trucks*, and learn more about our seven western lowland gorillas and their new Houston Zoo home.

Map of 1131 Leeland St. on Google Maps

Want to do something to help gorillas in the wild while you’re there? Bring a cell phone to recycle and participate in our Action for Apes campaign!

More Information About Action for Apes

*food and beverages available for purchase

Building Closing Early

Saturday, February 28, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

Member Morning: Natural Encounters

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

African Painted Dog Researcher Peter Blinston

An evening of wine and wild stories of African painted dogs

Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo

African Painted Dog researcher Peter Blinston fell in love with these unique dogs while watching documentaries growing up in his native England. He has been working to protect painted dogs for twelve years now and serves as Managing Director for Painted Dog Conservation.

Join us for an intimate evening of wine and stories of protecting the endangered African Painted Dogs in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

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