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The 4D Experience will be closed on Friday, July 11.

January 5, 2013

Members First Saturday / Member Morning

This month’s Member Morning features the Kipp Aquarium!
The Houston Zoo is open at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members Only. This will give you the opportunity to view our dedicated staff prepare the zoo for a new day.

During your visit we offer you a chance to hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about a select animal resident or area. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home.
Programs begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Approximate program length is 30 minutes.

Registration is not required. Please bring your membership card and photo ID as usual. Due to early admission, not every animal is available at this time.
Please note that in November the Members First Saturday/Member Morning will be held on the second Saturday Nov.9.

Zoo Lights

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

Friday, July 11, 2014
10:00  Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lace Monitor 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 Cheetahs
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 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter on the BEC Lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Natural Encounters: All About Fish at the Four-Eyed Fish Tank
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 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter in Front of the Desert Exhibit
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Meerkats
7:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Anaconda at Reptile House