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Educator Open House

Tuesday, August 1
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Always wondered what the Houston Zoo has to offer teachers and students?  Well now’s your chance to find out!  Come learn from all types of educators about ways that your school can save wildlife through partnerships, mascot programs, and our educator programs. Get ideas for the upcoming school year by enjoying the zoo for the day on us!

*This event is free for all educators.  Each educator is able to register one guest for a discounted admission of $10.  This event will be held at Reflection Pool.

Educator Workshops

Thank you to the over 200 educators that attended our Educator Workshops this past school year!  Check back this summer to see all the amazing programs we are planning for the next school year.  Enjoy your summer break!

Adopt an Animal for your classroom!


Your students will learn to appreciate wildlife on a deeper level through a symbolic adoption of one of the Zoo’s animal residents. With three different adopt levels and 20 different animals from which to choose, you are sure to find the adoption that is right for your classroom.

Find out all the animals you can choose from to adopt:


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Educator Materials

Guide your students through a fun-filled journey learning about the Houston toad, one of the most endangered amphibians in North America.


Educators Night Out

Thank you to the over 800 educators that helped make our first year of Educators Night Out a success!  Stay tuned for more great programs next school year.  And don’t forget – if you have used any of the STEAM activities or are helping save wildlife in your classroom, share your stories and pictures with us by emailing

Thank you to our Educators Night Out sponsor:


Educator Day

Thank you to all the educators that attended Educator Day at the Houston Zoo.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!  We look forward to seeing you at our other educator programs this spring.

Thank you to our Educator Day sponsor:


Frequently Asked Questions

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