Enrichment Day

Animals in nature have to work for a living – to find food, to make nests, and to find shelter. Play is another natural activity. Our Zookeepers use enrichment to create variety through work and play, creating an environment for our animals that allows for physical and mental choices and challenges.

Join us for this special day where our keepers and volunteers create some of the most amazing, interesting and fun enrichment toys, treats and activities for our animals!

This event is free with your paid Houston Zoo admission, and it is free for Zoo members.

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Get Out and Play

Can you jump like a jaguar or migrate like a monarch? Find out at Get Out and Play! This fun filled day encourages families to get outside and explore nature together. A special Zoo map will show exactly where activity stations are located, and a prize is awarded for completing all seven games!

The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and all ages are welcome.

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

Leaping for Lemurs – at Sky Zone Sports

September 7-8
Noon – 8 p.m.
Sky Zone Sports, 10207 Sam Houston Parkway West, #100

Join us at Sky Zone Sports indoor trampoline park for Leaping for Lemurs. 25% of proceeds will be donated to lemur conservation in Madagascar, so come out and leap into action to save these amazing animals!

You can jump or join us for the dodgeball tourament:

Dodging Extinction – A Dodgeball Tournament
Wednesday, September 7th, 6 – 7 p.m.
First twelve teams to sign up! Six players per team.
Prizes for the winning team!

Questions? Contact rsalinas@houstonzoo.org

Feed Your Wild Life Conservation Gala

Once, hundreds of thousands of rhinos wandered the wilds of Africa and Asia. Now, fewer than 30,000 are left on the entire planet. Their dwindling population is under severe threat due to the illegal trade of rhino horn, which is still believed in some cultures to have medicinal properties. Rhino horn has even been confiscated at our own Houston port! This beautiful animal faces large-scale illegal poaching and is in urgent need of protection.

Join the Houston Zoo for our annual Feed Your Wild Life Conservation Gala on October 20, 2016 and help us protect rhinos. With the ongoing support from the Conservation Gala, the Houston Zoo has contributed more than $7.5 million over the last five years to successful efforts that have helped protect wildlife and wild places.

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Climbing for Clouded Leopards

Save the Date!
Climbing for Clouded Leopards
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Join us for the sixth annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym! Proceeds from this event support clouded leopard research and conservation efforts.

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Educator Day

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come experience Educator Day at the Houston Zoo! Earn three or six continuing education hours while participating in new opportunities like our Science Expo or a guided zoo tour as well as rotating activity sessions to choose from. This day includes free resources, activities and special animal presentations. Pre-service teachers, administrators and educators are welcome.

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Houston Zoo shared Denver Zoo's post.

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Denver Zoo celebrates #WildWed with 6-yr-old Sumatran orangutan, Hesty, and her mother, Nias. Hesty is at an age where she is becoming more independent and adventurous. She eats solid food now, just like mom, and her keepers say she has quite the outgoing personality! #ILoveDenZoo.


We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We can't wait for next year's Zoo Crew and we're excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens. ... See MoreSee Less


We would like to thank our teen Zoo Crew volunteers for their excellent work throughout the past few months. Over the summer, 123 teens contributed 14,144 hours to the Zoo! We cant wait for next years Zoo Crew and were excited to work with another group of extremely motivated teens.

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Karen Kaudermy son did this for 4 years mostly working in the bird section. He had a great experience mostly cuz of all the great people there. Now he's finishing graduate school! Saying hi to his favorites: Bouncy McBouncyPants and Bobb the Flamingo!!


Susan Labossiere DraperThanks for giving publicity to the teens doing great things today!


Tina GarzaAwwww!! I see my baby sister!! She's been doing this for about 4 years (I think) she's a Jr in high school and still loves going to Zoo Crew.


LisaMarie Flores CastilloLook Viktoria X Flores you can volunteer next summer to get hours.

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Julio TorresTheir Parents must be so proud of this Awesome Young Citizens..! ✅🙏🏼

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Ann PorterAs a docent, I had the pleasure over many years of seeing the teens do an excellent job.


Michelle GarciaWe are just waiting for my girl to get on the age that she can volunteer....


Candice Marie Fillman-MatamorasJasmine Matamoras why aren't you in this picture?


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