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Alerts

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 Saturday, August 30, for repairs and maintenance.

The week's events
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Oct 13, '13

Zoo Boo

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October 13, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

Oct 14, '13

Columbus Day Camp Zoofari

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October 14, 2013

Out of school for Columbus Day? Your school holiday just got wild!

Get ready for a day of fun for every age group! Get ready for adventure and discovery as you embark on a journey across the Zoo, learning about animals from all over the world. Check the brochure below for more information about pricing, a description of each topic, and more!

Oct 15, '13 Oct 16, '13 Oct 17, '13 Oct 18, '13

Zoo Boo

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October 18, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!

Wines from South Africa at Whole Foods

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October 18, 2013

Join us for a wine tasting & pairing along with African drummers and South African food bites on the patio at Whole Foods Market Kirby from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.!

The event is $5/person, and all entry fees collected go to the Houston Zoo’s elephant conservation efforts. Celebrate the flavors and sounds of South Africa while supporting the Houston Zoo!

Whole Foods Market Kirby
2955 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77098

Oct 19, '13

Zoo Boo

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October 19, 2013

Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever!

Enjoy Zoo Boo on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 12-27.

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the whole family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!


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

Thursday August 28, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Anegada Island Iguana in The Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
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 Carnivores
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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 Howlers in Wortham World of Primates
3:30 Natural Encounters: Owl Encounter at BEC Lawn
4:00 Natural Encounters: Animal Encounter at Indoor Porch