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Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
On Friday, April 25, Twiga Cafe will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.
The Water Play Park will be closed M - F April 28 - May 2 for construction to make this area even nicer for Zoo guests.
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
Now through Thursday April 24, bring in this flyer and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to support Asian Elephants. This offer applies to all three Houston-area locations: River Oaks, Memorial City and Post Oak. Addresses and phone numbers of these restaurants are listed on the flyer.
Download the California Pizza Kitchen flyer
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.
Many nations throughout the world celebrate “Día del Niño,” or Children’s Day, to honor and celebrate children which represent the hopes and dreams of every community. Here at the Houston Zoo we will be joining in the celebration on April 27 with games, activities and music just for kids!
Games at the reflection pool including Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Dance to the music of our DJ!
Learn the Spanish names of some Houston Zoo animals
Special Meet the Keeper Talks highlighting Latin American animals at the Houston Zoo
This event is included with your paid admission and is free for Houston Zoo Members!
On your mark, get set, LEARN! In this fun-filled day, the whole family will get a chance to exercise their minds as well as their bodies as we play games to demonstrate concepts such as predator/prey relationships, working together as a pack, and more. Game time will also include data collection skills and interpretation.
More Information About Wildlife Games
Thursday April 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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 Lion window
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: Snake Encounter at the Drylands Exhibit
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: African grey parrot keeper chat on the BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat Exhibit