Insects are Crawling Our Way – Insectarium in Spring 2014

Insectarium-Banner_1000px-2Currently underway at the Houston Zoo is construction on an exhibit premiering Memorial Day Weekend, 2014!  With help from architects of The Portico Group based in Seattle, we intend to create an exciting new adventure for kids of all ages.    We have recently broken ground on our newest attraction which will be a dual exhibit featuring Insects and Wombats.  We have plans to acquire two Wombats from Zoos Victoria in Melbourne and we are excited to welcome them to their new home in Houston, Texas.

Kevin Hodge, our Children’s Zoo Curator is currently in the process of establishing a diverse collection of incredible insects for 25 feature habitats in our Insectarium.  SOme of the noted species to be featured will be rainbow stag beetles, Peruvian walking sticks, katydids, a goliath bird-eating tarantula (arguably the largest spider in the world), and Texas giant centipedes, just to name a few!  We could not be more excited for this project as we continue to improve existing facilities at the Zoo as well as offering unique new experiences to our guests. Stay tuned for more updates.



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The rings are in! Shasta stands watch to guard rings for students at University of Houston. ... See MoreSee Less

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The rings are in! Shasta stands watch to guard rings for students at University of Houston.

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Beth BanksOk...I am old enough to remember when Shasta was alive and well, strolling around campus! Needless to say, she was beautiful to see each morning!

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David RaffettoThis really is a cool tradition. Thanks, Houston Zoo!

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Patty PeErik I want my ring in there soon 😫

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Kandi Blalock ClarkKimberly Brown, I thought this was pretty cool. They have a sign all about UH at the zoo.

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Julie CooperCan someone explain about the rings for us English folk please xx

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Celeste MarquezOur rings are supposed to be in there 😭😭 Jesus Aguilar we are such procrastinators.

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Cathryn GaborLet's protect this spectacular endangered species! Fundraiser on May 3 in Houston benefiting Painted Dog Conservation. Thank you Houston Zoo!

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Emilee MayberryI've never even seen them moving! They are always sleeping in the same spot. Maybe these new girls will revitalize the pack :)

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