Grab your walking shoes and join our keepers as they take our ambassador cheetah on a morning trek before the Zoo opens to the public. Hear stories about our individuals and what Houston Zoo is doing to protect cheetahs in the wild.
Wednesdays from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Members $195 per person
Non-Members $220 per person
A portion of each Animal Encounter purchase goes towards protecting animals in the wild.
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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 Animal Encounter.
Ages 12 and Up
This Animal Encounter is not permitted for kids under age 12. Please register at least one adult per child under 17 in your party.
Encounter Size Limit
This exclusive encounter is limited to just four people per encounter. If you have fewer than four in your party, you may be joined by other registrants, not to exceed four 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
Any Other Questions?
For questions regarding this or any other Animal Encounter, call the Conservation Education department (713) 533-6500 or email email@example.com