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Alerts

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.

Today's Shows, Feedings and Talks
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 down to see Today's Schedule.

TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. through January 4 (closed Dec 24 - 25).
  • The Scoop on Poop
    December 22, 2014 -  
  • Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
    December 25, 2014 -  
  • Home School: Vertebrate Ventures
    February 26, 2015 -  
  • Home School: Wildlife Games
    May 7, 2015 -  

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Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo? Print this handy map and bring it with you, or just take a look at it.
View the Zoo Map

Houston Zoo Keeper Talks Schedule
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

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