Party for the Planet
Presented by CenterPoint Energy
Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a Party for the Planet presented by CenterPoint Energy, and learn how protecting our environment saves wildlife!
All event activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. This event is free for Zoo Members.
We will have plenty of activities, crafts, music and more to make this Earth Day memorable. Be sure to get your Party for the Planet event program as you enter the Zoo. Activities include:
- APE-ril Maze – Learn how to save monkeys and apes in the wild as you make your way through the maze.
- Scavenger Hunt – Explore the Zoo looking for ways the Zoo (and you!) help save animals in the wild.
- DJ – What’s a party without music? Dance, sing and hula-hoop to the music at the Reflection Pool.
- Reusable Mural – Channel your inner artist on our five-foot-tall coloring mural, a fun reusable art project.
- Race to the Sea – Strap on a (cardboard!) sea turtle shell, avoid predators, and race to the ocean to find food.
- Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66 – Hear special Meet the Keeper Talks throughout the day and find out how we help animals at the zoo and in the wild! Check the Plan Your Day Kiosks or the Daily Schedule on our website on the day of the event for the schedule.
- Ladybug Release – Starting at 10:00 a.m., meet with a Zoo horticulturist and learn how you can protect pollinators. This will be held at the NFL Pollinator garden at the entrance to the African Forest. SATURDAY ONLY
What are a few things you can do to help our planet?
- Take a reusable bag with you when you go shopping
- Choose ocean-friendly seafood at the grocery store or in a restaurant
- Recycle your old cell phones and handheld electronic devices on your next trip to the Houston Zoo
- Turn off lights when you leave a room
- Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth
- Use a rain barrel to store rainwater to water your plants
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors