The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is now open daily – check the Activities webpage for all the details.
Catch a sea lion show, see the elephants' bath, or maybe even touch a snake or an armadillo! We have more than a dozen Meet the Keeper Talks every day. Times vary; scroll to the bottom of this page to see Today's Schedule.
The Snakes in Your Neighborhood
May 23, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Inside the Reptile House
This event is free with your paid zoo admission and is free for zoo members.
Memorial Day TXU Energy Scavenger Hunt
May 25, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is included in your zoo admission and is FREE for zoo members.
Visit the TXU Energy Presents Chill Out page for more fun ways to stay cool this summer!
Elephant Open House
May 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what a 10,000 pound animal eats every day? Come find out this and more at our next Elephant Open House! The herd made up of Methai, Tess, Shanti, Thai, Tucker, Baylor, Tupelo and baby Duncan want you to come visit them in their very LARGE home!
Wild Winks Zoo Overnights – Spring 2015
May 30, 2015
Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience. All overnights include interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast.
Wild Winks dates for Spring 2015 run through May 30. Get your reservation today to secure your spot! Online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program. Please note, a minimum of 15 participants must be in attendance to conduct overnights.
Bowling for Rhinos
June 19, 2015
Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025
Choose from one of two bowling sessions:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Last Week of Camp Zoofari
August 3, 2015
This is the last week of Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo for summer 2015.
Summer 2015 Camp Zoofari
10 weeks of fun educational camps
June 1 – August 7
September 1, 2015
Last Day – Chill Out at the Houston Zoo
September 30, 2015
October 6, 2015
November 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
December 25, 2015
The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. We are closed on Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!
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December 31, 2015
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TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING
Meet the Keeper Talks are generously sponsored by Phillips 66
Friday May 22, 2015
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Turtle question and answer at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Front Plaza in the Children’s Zoo for a Snake chat
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
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 Keeper Talk at Lion training window
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Leopard tortoise encounter on the BEC lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meet the Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat exhibit