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Elephant Open House

Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Elephant Barn

What’s more adorable than a baby elephant? We can’t think of a whole lot. Come meet the newest addition to the Houston Zoo’s Asian elephant herd, Duncan, at our next Elephant Open House! He, along with his family members Methai, Tess, Shanti, Tucker, Thai, Baylor and Tupelo, want you to come visit them in their very LARGE home!

Immerse yourself into the daily lives of our elephant Keepers and the majestic animals they care for as you learn about elephant diets, care, training, and more. The state-of-the-art elephant barn will be open exclusively for Open House attendees to explore, and each stall will highlight a different aspect of elephant care. The morning also includes a complimentary breakfast.

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

Are you interested in being a conservation hero? Well good news, 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!

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.

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 complimentary 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.