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Behind the Scenes at the Avian Conservation Building

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Join us in the first ever Houston Zoo behind-the-scenes tour of our Avian Conservation Building. Learn stories about what our keepers are doing in the wild to save birds as well as a fun opportunity to feed our chickens.

Mondays from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Members $65 per person
Non-Members $90 per person

A portion of each Behind the Scenes purchase goes towards protecting animals in the wild.

Reserve your spot today – these experiences book quickly!

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Zoo Visit Included!
The Zoo opens at 9 a.m., and you are welcome to stay all day on the day of your experience.

All Ages
This experience is intended for all ages. Please register at least one adult per child under 12 in your party.

Behind the Scenes Size Limit
This exclusive experience is limited to just six people per experience. If you have fewer than six in your party, you may be joined by other registrants, not to exceed six persons total.

Capturing the Moment
For the safety and well-being of our animal residents, there is no flash photography allowed in this area. Don’t worry though, we have a special photo moment opportunity planned for you during your encounter that you can share with friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I experience this encounter on any day or time?

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Any Other Questions?

For questions regarding this or any other Animal Encounter, call the Conservation Education department (713) 533-6500 or email