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Events for Members

New to being a Member? Want to take even more advantage of your Zoo membership? Consider attending one of these exclusive, exciting events. They fill up fast, so don’t delay when you see that register button! Members-only events include Zoobilee, Member Mornings, and Breakfast With the Animals.

Member Mornings



October 3 Red Panda
November 8 Okapi (Please note this Member Morning will be held on a Sunday)
December 5 Gorillas of the African Forest

*Dates and animal habitat are subject to change

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can access the Zoo 1 hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and exhibit areas all around the zoo. Then, visit and enjoy a special Meet the Keeper Talk in the designated area at 8:30 a.m. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about these select animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

Members: Win a Special Access Tour of Gorillas!


Bring your old cell phones to the Guest Relations office (just outside our main entrance on the right – look for the glass door).
Each phone that is recycled is one entry into a drawing for a special access tour of our new gorillas habitat!

Electronic Devices We Recycle
  • No purchase required.
  • One entry per cell phone recycled.
  • Contest limited to Houston Zoo members only.
  • Current Houston Zoo employees are not eligible.
  • All phones must be recycled by October 31 to be eligible.
  • Drawing held at the Houston Zoo on Sunday, November 1.
  • The winner will be notified on or before November 9.
  • Tour must be scheduled before March 31, 2016.
  • Limit 6 people on the special access tour.

Questions? e-mail

Breakfast with the Animals


Breakfast with the Gorillas
Sunday, November 15, 7:30 a.m

It will be a wild morning when you start your day at the Houston Zoo! Come join our herd and get in depth information regarding the habits and enrichment activities of some of our amazing mammals. You will also have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and into the giraffe barn after enjoying a hot breakfast buffet.

These events fill up fast, so don’t miss out on this extra special experience.

Juice and Breakfast Buffet will be served promptly at 7:30 am.

Event will go on sale October 15.