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Elephant Open House

Saturday, September 21, 2013
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Elephant Barn

Methai, Tess, Shanti, Tucker, Thai, Baylor and Tupelo invite you to explore their home – their very LARGE home!

Do you ever wonder what a 10,000 pound animal eats every day?  Would you like to know what it takes to give an elephant a pedicure?

Join us and learn about elephant diets, care, training and more at our Elephant Open House!

On this morning only, the state-of-the-art elephant barn will be open for you to explore. Each stall will highlight a different aspect of elephant care. Throughout the morning you’ll be able to meet the keepers who care for our herd every day, and learn insights about these majestic animals who call the Houston Zoo home.  The morning also includes a continental breakfast.

You won’t want to miss this special Elephant Open House.

All proceeds raised go to elephant conservation!

Non Members, Per Person – $65
Zoo Members, Per Person – $55
Children UNDER 2 are FREE

Buy Tickets

This event sells out quickly. Capacity is 100 guests, so buy your tickets today!

Want an even more one-of-a-kind experience? Enter our Pachyderm Picasso raffle for just $5 per ticket – it’s your chance to win a masterpiece painted by one of our elephants!

Also, for just $25, you can take your picture with an elephant – photos will be printed on-site, and they make a great memento of your morning.

You won’t want to miss this special Elephant Open House.

If you have trouble purchasing tickets, please call (713) 533-6613 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Questions & Answers

What time is the event?
The event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m.

Where do I park?
Please park in our main parking lot, off Hermann Park Drive.

Where do I enter?
Please enter through our main Zoo entrance. From there it’s a short walk to the elephant barn.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
Please print your tickets at home and bring them with you the morning of the event.

Will there be food?
We will provide a light continental breakfast.

What’s the dress code?
This is a casual event so please dress comfortably.

What happens if it rains?
This event is rain or shine.

Can I visit the Zoo after the event?
Yes! The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

Who should I call if I have any other questions?
For questions regarding the event, please call Lauren St. Pierre at (713) 533-6613 or email lstpierre@houstonzoo.org.