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Rhino Encounter

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Come face-to-face with one of our white rhinos. Keepers will invite you behind-the-scenes to touch and learn about all that goes into caring for these charismatic animals.


Saturdays from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Members $125 per person
Non-Members $150 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.

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

Encounter Size Limit
This exclusive encounter is limited to just eight people per encounter. If you have fewer than eight in your party, you may be joined by other registrants, not to exceed eight 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 animalencounters@houstonzoo.org