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Alerts

We're renovating the Desert habitat in Natural Encounters; that area of this building, including mole rats and the marine aquarium, are temporarily closed off.

The week's events
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Dec 9, '12

Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 9, 2012

On December 9th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

Zoo Lights

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December 9, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 10, '12

Zoo Lights

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December 10, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 11, '12

Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 11, 2012

On December 11th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

Zoo Lights

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December 11, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 12, '12

Zoo Lights

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December 12, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 13, '12

Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 13, 2012

Zoo Lights

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December 13, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 14, '12

Zoo Lights

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December 14, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

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Dec 15, '12

Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:00 p.m.

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December 15, 2012

Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 15, 2012

On December 15th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

Zoo Lights

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December 15, 2012

Zoo Lights November 23rd through January 5th
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

Learn More


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Thursday July 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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 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 Great horned owl encounter on the BEC lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Chat
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at DeBrazza Guenons in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meet the keeper: Meerkats at the meerkat exhibit