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Grizzly bears are off exhibit this week, through April 20.
April 1 – 30, 2014
Being charitable is a whole lot easier when chocolate is involved! This April is Fondue for the Zoo month at The Melting Pot of Houston. Enjoy a four-course fondue dinner for only $35, and the Melting Pot of Houston will give $5 to The Houston Zoo’s Action for Apes campaign to help gorillas and chimps in the wild! Please mention Fondue for the Zoo menu when making reservation.
More Information About Fondue for the Zoo
Our elephants, chimpanzees, meerkats, and even the colony of bats in Natural Encounters are receiving their own egg-themed enrichment throughout the day. Visit them at their habitats in the Houston Zoo and see them hunt, eat, and play with eggs of all sizes! We’ll also have plenty of fun and games for you and your family to participate in.
This event is included with your paid zoo admission and is free for Zoo members!
Find Out More About the Animal Egg Hunt
This beginner level class is open to children ages 4-10 and their parents. Come along on the journey of Zoo Yoga as we discover new animals and investigate unique adaptations! We will discover how you can make a difference both locally and world-wide.
Stay overnight at the Houston Zoo and have a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours adventure! Grab your flashlight and walk with us through the dark pathways to spy nocturnal zoo denizens and other zoo animals out for an evening prowl in their habitats. Enjoy a pizza dinner and curl up in your sleeping bag in the climate-controlled comfort of our education center. Then wake for a continental breakfast, morning zoo tour and a touchable animal experience!
Wild Winks overnights are available for individuals, families, scouts, school and community groups – check the Wild Winks page for more information.
It will be a wild morning when you start your day with the Sea Lions. You will have the opportunity to mingle with and learn from our wonderful Sea Lion Trainers, see special behaviors, unique animal enrichment, and get fantastic photo opportunities. All this while you enjoy a hot breakfast buffet.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
1:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Bat Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
2:00 Meet the Inter Talk at Sea Lions
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Small Cats Row
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Indoor Rainforest Exhibit
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Natural Encounters: Leopard Tortoise Encounter on the BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk for Great Horned Owl on the BEC Lawn