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Events for Members

Exclusive Member Events: An Overview

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!

Upcoming Member Mornings

Saturday, January 3 – Aquarium

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!

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 13 & 20


The holidays are here and that means it’s time for Breakfast with Santa!

Join us this December for a scrumptious meal and a visit by the jolly guy himself – Santa Claus! This year each child will receive a gift and have the opportunity to bring a gift for wildlife!

Families are invited to bring any of the following items (maximum of 3/child):

  • Old magazines/newspapers
  • Paper towel tubes/cardboard
  • Plastic water bottles, plastic items
  • Old cell phones

With every recyclable item you bring for wildlife, you’ll find out how your efforts help protect animals in the wild from expert zoo staff! There will also be photo opportunities with Santa, so be sure to bring a camera!

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Several times a year the Houston Zoo hosts an exclusive Breakfast With the Animals just for Members. Attendees enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, see the animals first thing in the morning when they are most active, and hear from zookeepers who care for these animals every day. Breakfast with the Animals features special animal training and enrichment activities for your eyes only! Keep an eye on your inbox – the next breakfast will be announced in the e-mail newsletter. Attendance is limited and tickets sell out fast, so purchase them early!breakfast_giraffes

Upcoming Breakfast with the Animals

2015 Dates will be announced soon!