The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the launch of a new safe, fun, informative and interactive website for children 4 to 10 years of age. Designed for independent exploration, Houston Zoo Kids allows children and their parents to explore fully-illustrated, immersive environments that allow children to learn about animals and how to protect them in the wild.
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Learn about Animals
Houston Zoo Kids incorporates learning with interactive fun, turning children into virtual field researchers, exploring areas such as the central African tropical rainforest and the Serengeti grasslands.
Encountering different animals, children can use the same tools as real field researchers – binoculars and a camera – to see photos and video. They can even set a ‘camera trap’ to view real images that have been taken by the Zoo’s conservation partners. Each illustration is based on real-life animals and their native habitats in correct geographic regions.
Participate in Saving Animals
While they learn, children can enjoy games based on real-life conservation challenges. Specially-designed missions to save an animal in each habitat helps explain real-life problems and solutions encountered by the Houston Zoo’s field partners.
Discover Field Conservation
Children can save photos, videos, and animal information in their online field journals the same way field researchers learn about animals in the wild. The “When I Grow Up” section features first-hand stories from a veterinarian, a field conservationist and a zookeeper about the variety of careers in animal-related fields.
A Safe Online Environment
No advertising: The Houston Zoo Kids website contains no ads or commercials.
Safe Video Viewing: All videos are produced by the Houston Zoo and are appropriate for children. They contain no advertising and no links to YouTube or any outside videos.
No links to external websites: The Parent and Teacher Resources Page is the only page that links to any other website – to the Houston Zoo website.