New @ The Zoo
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TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is back and more spectacular than ever this year – now with more than 2 million lights! There are new and exciting additions around every corner at this year’s most anticipated holiday tradition. From a completely lit-up African Forest with larger-than-life, glowing, rotating ornaments to a walk-in snow globe, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will be sure to delight the entire family. Bring your camera to capture all the special moments!
November 19 – January 4 (closed Dec 24 & 25)
Value Nights: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Last entry at 9 p.m.)
Prime Nights: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Last entry at 9:30 p.m.)
This is a separate event from general Zoo admission.
The Zoo closes for the day at 5:00 p.m. and re-opens at 6:00 p.m.
November 19 – January 4
Members Only Nights
Closed Dec 24 & 25
Choose your night from the drop-down list below and click GO to begin ticket purchase. Online ticket sales end at 4 p.m. for that night; after 4 p.m., get your tickets at the gate.
Tickets you purchase online need to be printed or shown on a mobile device at the gate. (They are not “will call.”)
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Children 1 and Under – FREE admission to Zoo Lights
Membership offers you benefits all year long, in addition to a discount on Zoo Lights. Find out more:
Give the Gift of Grub to Houston Zoo animals this holiday season!
Get a preview of the artistic creations and beautiful scenes you can experience this year at TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights!
The Zoo’s Medical Center entrance will not be open, so be sure to go to the main entrance.
On Prime nights, alternative parking is available for a fee at two garages: Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza garage at 6400 Fannin and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston garage at 1144 Binz St. There will be free round trip trolley service to the Zoo’s main entrance. On nights when the trolley is running, we will post a sign at the intersection of Hermann Park Dr. and Cambridge St.