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The Houston Zoo will close early on Christmas eve (last entry 2 p.m., close at 3 p.m.) and will be closed on Christmas Day.
A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
Special Exhibition – here for a limited time!
Open December 22 through March 29
Brown Education Center in the Houston Zoo
Experience poop in many brand new ways:
Listen in on an animal’s digestive system
Compete in dung beetle races
See how long it takes an elephant to poop their body weight
Examine fecal samples in a veterinarian’s lab
…and much more!
This free exhibit is included with your zoo admission.Details about The Scoop on Poop
The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year – we are closed on Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!Details about Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
Join us as we cruise through the Zoo! We’ll have front of the scene tours including opportunities to see and touch animal artifacts such as skulls and skins.
On your mark, get set, LEARN! Play games to demonstrate concepts such as predator/prey relationships, working together as a pack, and more.
Thursday December 18, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Jaguars
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Snake touch animal on the porch in Natural Encounters
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 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Mongoose exhibit in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:15 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo for a Roadrunner Chat
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at DeBrazza’s guenons in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meerkat keepers chat at the Meerkat exhibit