The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is now open daily – check the Activities webpage for all the details.
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 to the bottom of this page to see Today's Schedule.
Memorial Day TXU Energy Scavenger Hunt
May 25, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is included in your zoo admission and is FREE for zoo members.
Visit the TXU Energy Presents Chill Out page for more fun ways to stay cool this summer!
Elephant Open House
May 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what a 10,000 pound animal eats every day? Come find out this and more at our next Elephant Open House! The herd made up of Methai, Tess, Shanti, Thai, Tucker, Baylor, Tupelo and baby Duncan want you to come visit them in their very LARGE home!
Wild Winks Zoo Overnights – Spring 2015
May 30, 2015
Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience. All overnights include interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast.
Wild Winks dates for Spring 2015 run through May 30. Get your reservation today to secure your spot! Online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program. Please note, a minimum of 15 participants must be in attendance to conduct overnights.
Bowling for Rhinos
June 19, 2015
Save endangered wildlife in a fun night of bowling that is perfect for the whole family! Five people are allowed per bowling lane. Don’t have enough people for a full bowling lane? Don’t worry! We will match you with a bowling group. Bowling for Rhinos is presented by the American Association of Zookeepers.
Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025
Choose from one of two bowling sessions:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Last Week of Camp Zoofari
August 3, 2015
This is the last week of Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo for summer 2015.
Summer 2015 Camp Zoofari
10 weeks of fun educational camps
June 1 – August 7
September 1, 2015
Last Day – Chill Out at the Houston Zoo
September 30, 2015
Houston weather is hot, but the Houston Zoo is cool. Even in the heat you can head to the Zoo for a relaxing day filled with fun, education, and amazing animals.
October 6, 2015
November 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
Zoo Closed on Christmas Day
December 25, 2015
The Houston Zoo is open 364 days a year. We are closed on Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!
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December 31, 2015
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Meet the Keeper Talks are generously sponsored by Phillips 66
Sunday, May 24, 2015
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Animal Icy Enrichment at the Children’s Zoo Goat Yard
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans/Asian fish and turtles in the orangutan moat in Wortham World of Primates
12:15 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cat Training Window
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Gorillas at the Great Ape Gallery in African Forest
12:30 Animal Ice Pops at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper for a Snake Encounter on the Indoor Porch inside Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
1:45 Animal Ice Pops and Chilly Enrichment at Sea Lions
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:15 Animal Water Sprinklers at Birds on Pheasant Run
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Bugs at the Bug House
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
2:30 Meet the Keeper for a Frog Encounter at the Indoor Rainforest inside Natural Encounters
3:00 Animal Ice Pop at Gorillas in African Forest
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans/Asian fish and turtles in the orangutan moat in Wortham World of Primates
3:30 Meet the Keeper for a Lizard Encounter at the Indoor Drylands inside Natural Encounters
4:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bat Cave in Natural Encounters