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The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.
University of Houston students, faculty and staff: visit the Houston Zoo and meet your mascot Shasta the cougar!
Before the kids head back to school, visit the Zoo for this summer’s last Cool Nights! We’ll be celebrating the end of summer with the WILDEST luau in town!Details about Cool Nights: End of Summer Luau
Back by popular demand, Snow Day is returning to the Zoo on Saturday, August 23, thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo!Details about Snow Day
The Zoo will open one hour early at 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Members only. See animals just as they come outside for the day, a time of day when they are most active. You’ll also get a special Meet the Keeper Talk at 8:30 a.m. This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!Details about Member Morning: Children's Zoo
Get Out and Play at the Houston Zoo presented by Kelsey-Seybold is a Zoo-wide event that gets the entire family outdoors to play and discover nature! This event is free with your Zoo admission.Details about Get Out and Play Day
How fast can a piranha chomp a fish filet? Does a chimpanzee prefer to paint with a brush or his fingers? How much soap and water do you need to bathe an elephant? Find out the answers to these questions and more during Enrichment Day!
Come meet the newest addition to the Houston Zoo’s Asian elephant herd, Duncan, at our next Elephant Open House!
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at 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)
11:00 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 African Forest
1:00 Snake encounter on the lawn at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Fat-tailed gerbil encounter in front of the desert exhibit at Natural Encounters