New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
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.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House
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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
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 Meet the Keeper Armadillo Talk at Natural Encounters inside porch
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for 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
3:00 Alligator encounter in the Swap Shop
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at De Brazzas monkey in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk