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Alerts

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.

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. through January 4 (closed Dec 24 - 25).
  • The Scoop on Poop
    December 22, 2014 -  
  • Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
    December 25, 2014 -  
  • Home School: Vertebrate Ventures
    February 26, 2015 -  
  • Home School: Wildlife Games
    May 7, 2015 -  

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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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
10:00  Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30  Meet the Keeper Talk at Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30  Meet the Keeper Talk in 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 Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
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   Natural Encounters: Green-Winged Macaw Encounter on the porch
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
2:00  Tarantula Encounter in the Swap Shop
2:30  Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World