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Alerts

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.

The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m. We will be open for TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights.

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. November 19 - January 4 (closed Dec 24 - 25).
  • Educator Workshop: Techie Teachers
    December 4, 2014 - 9:00 am 3:00 pm
  • Wild Wheels
    December 4, 2014 - 9:15 am 10:15 am
  • Member Morning: West Hoofed Run
    December 6, 2014 - 8:00 am 9:00 am
  • Wild Wheels
    December 18, 2014 - 9:15 am 10:15 am
  • Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
    December 25, 2014 -  

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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

Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming

Thursday, November 27, 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
11:00   Meet the Keeper Talk at the Swap Shop
11:00   Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in the 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30   Meet the Keeper Talk at Cougars
12:00  Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30   Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in the African Forest
1:00     Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
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)
2:00    Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30    Meet the Keeper Talk at Mongoose in the Children’s Zoo
2:30    Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World