Stay cool all summer long as TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Even in the heat you can head to the Zoo for a relaxing day filled with fun, education, and amazing animals. It may be hot outside, but the Zoo is cool!
TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo
May 26 – September 3, 2018
Chill Out Icy Animal Enrichment
Our animals enjoy Chill Out-themed enrichment activities that keep them happy and cooled off. From ice-pops for our bears to daily baths for our elephants, our animals will be enjoying Chill Out enrichment all week long.
Be sure to check the Daily Update on the Plan Your Day Kiosks when you arrive at the Zoo for a complete list of the day’s chilly happenings.
|10:00||Every Day!||Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn|
|10:30||Monday – Friday||Animal Encounter in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop|
|10:30||Saturday & Sunday||Animal Encounter in the Bug House|
|11:00||Tuesday & Saturday||Ice Pops for the Black Bears|
|11:00||Sunday||Ice Pops for the Cheetahs|
|11:30||Mon/Wed/Fri||Saltwater Ice Pops at the Kipp Aquarium|
|12:30||Every Day!||Ice Pops for Chimpanzees at the African Forest|
|1:00||Tuesday||Icy Treats for Otters|
|1:00||Saturday||Icy Treats for Meerkats|
|2:00||Saturday & Sunday||Icy Enrichment for the Farm Animals in the McGovern Children’s Zoo|
|2:15||Every Day!||Sprinklers for the Birds at Birds of the World|
|3:00||Wednesday||Ice Pops for the Orangutans at the Wortham World of Primates|
|3:00||Every Day!||Ice Pops for the Gorillas at the African Forest|
|6:00||Friday||Ice Pops for the Tapirs|
Snow Day at the Houston Zoo
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Join us for Snow Day on Saturday, July 21 thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9:00 a.m. until noon (unless it melts away first).
We will have two snow fields; a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids, so this event is fun for the entire family. Kids of all ages can create their own snowman, make a snow angel or simply enjoy the cold snow on a hot summer’s day.
All Snow Day activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members.
Frosty Indoor Facilities
The Houston Zoo is filled with spaces to cool down and re-energize. If you need a break from the sun, you can always stop into one of the Zoo’s thirteen indoor, air-conditioned Chill Zones:
- Kipp Aquarium
- Main Gift Shop
- Macaw Café
- Allen H. & Ethel G. Carruth Natural Encounters Building
- Reptile & Amphibian House
- Tropical Bird House
- The Bug House
- Naturally Wild Swap Shop
- Shani Market in The African Forest
- Albert & Ethel Herzstein Trading Post
- Twiga Cafe in The African Forest
- The Great Ape Gallery
- The Arrival Building
Be sure to also cool off at the TXU Energy fan stations throughout the Zoo and splash into the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park.
You can also learn to Chill Out at home with TXU Energy. Visit the TXU Energy website to find out more.
The Zoo is open late this summer! On Fridays and Saturdays from June 22 – August 18, you can enjoy the cooler evening weather until 8:30 p.m. Each week features a different theme with fun music, activities, and, of course, the animals! From snow to movie nights, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
This summer we’re launching the newest way to experience the Houston Zoo – After Dark! At After Dark you can see animals, have a drink, and party with your friends – and it’s for adults 21 + only!
Save $4 after 4
Looking for a cool discount? All summer long, save $4 on regular Zoo admission (adult and child tickets!) when you arrive after 4 p.m.
Purchase anytime beginning May 26, valid for one use May 26 – September 3.
TXU Energy is one of the Houston Zoo’s strongest partners, supporting our many programs and the care and feeding of the Houston Zoo’s 6,000 animals. Thanks to TXU Energy, the animals receive popsicles and other cool treats all summer long. And, TXU Energy has a treat for you, too! Call 866-CALL-TXU or visit the TXU Energy website to learn more about TXU Energy Free Nights and Solar DaysSM and all their innovative products that can save you energy and money!