Princesses and pirates—join us for an enchanting evening! Meet Aurora the orangutan, Smaug the komodo dragon, and Elsa and Belle the goats. Plus, learn how you can help these species live happily ever after.
After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join the University of Houston for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, featuring The Merchant of Venice. A fast-paced rendition of Shakespeare’s comic drama, posing the challenge between Justice and Mercy in a world of commerce, glamour, and intolerance.
Dance to the rhythms and sounds of Africa and experience gorillas and red river hogs up-close and incredible!
After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join the University of Houston for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, featuring Macbeth. What price must a man of conscience pay to pursue his hungriest ambitions?
Can you jump as far as a jaguar or stride as long as a giraffe? Find out during Sports Night! Make sure to stop by the Houston Dynamo booth and meet a Dynamo and Dash player! Stop by the Sugar Land Skeeters booth as well.
Plus, back by popular demand, Zoovie Nights at the Zoo returns tonight with the showing of Sandlot! Arrive at the Zoo before 8:30 p.m. to have plenty of time to visit the animals, and then put down your blanket and settle in to watch this 90’s classic!
Enjoy backyard games, music, and an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt at the Coolest Backyard Bash. Bring a date, a friend, or the whole family!
After enjoying Cool Nights, head across the street to Miller Outdoor Theatre and join Theatre Under the Stars as they present a musical performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe. This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue is an electrifying tribute to rock ‘n’ roll. Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the hottest joint in town!
Calling all superheroes! Join us for the last Cool Nights of the season and learn how YOU can be a conservation hero by helping save animals in the wild. Plus, stay late for Zoovie Night where we are showing Big Hero 6!
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2015 TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights
November 20, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Closed December 24 & 25
The outside portion of our new gorilla habitat is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7-8, for exhibit maintenance. You can see our gorillas indoors in the Great Ape Gallery, the room attached to the chimpanzee viewing room.
Join the Houston Zoo for our annual Feed Your Wildlife Conservation Gala on October 14th 2015 and help us protect lions in Africa.