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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.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
9:30 Egg Enrichment at Lions
10:00 Egg Enrichment at Giant Elands
10:00 Egg Enrichment at Warthogs
10:00 Egg Enrichment at the North American and African Porcupines in the Children’s Zoo
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Egg Enrichment at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
10:30 Egg Enrichment at Bats in Natural Encounters
10:30 Egg Enrichment at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Egg Enrichment at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Giant Flemish Rabbit Meet and Greet outside Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Natural Encounters: Owl Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Howler Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
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 Natural Encounters: Red Panda Keeper Talk
1:00 Egg Enrichment at Red Pandas
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Spiny Chuckwalla in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Black Breasted Leaf Turtle in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Anegada Island Iguana in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Mongoose in Children’s Zoo
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Chat
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giant Flemish Rabbit Meet and Greet outside Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
2:30 Egg Enrichment at Fossas
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:00 Egg Enrichment at Meerkats
3:00 Egg Enrichment at Clouded Leopards
3:30 Natural Encounters: Armadillo Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Red-tailed Monkeys and Swamp Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk