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Elephant Open House

Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Elephant Barn

Did you know that the elephants at the Houston Zoo eat about 700 pounds of food a day? Learn all about what they eat and more at our Elephant Open House event!

Thai, Methai, Shanti, Tess, Tucker, Tupelo, Baylor, Duncan, and Joy invite you to GET AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK at their large home.

At this event, you will immerse yourself into the daily lives of our elephant Zookeepers and the magnificent animals they care for. The elephant barn will be open exclusively for Open House attendees to explore, and each stall will feature different aspects of the elephants’ daily lives, like diets, care, training and more!

PLUS, meet Nurzhafarina (Farina), a Malaysian scientist who studies elephants. She is also a member of the Houston Zoo conservation field staff. Farina saves elephants by studying them in the wild. Her information is used to keep elephant and humans living in harmony.

With the Houston Zoo’s support, the population of elephants in Borneo has increased from 100-200 wild individuals!

The morning also includes a complimentary continental breakfast. The Houston Zoo is making strides to reduce plastics, including bottled water, to help save animals like sea turtles in the wild.  Please bring your reusable water bottle with you to this event.

You won’t want to miss this special opportunity.

All proceeds raised go to elephant conservation!

Elephant Open House Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast & Refreshments  
Please remember to bring your reusable water bottles.
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Elephant Barn is open
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.      Training demonstration
9:00 a.m.                           Elephant Bath
9:30 a.m.                           Elephant Weigh In (Guess the weight!)
9:40 a.m.                           Photos with an elephant

Ticket Prices – SOLD OUT

Non Members, Per Person – $65
Zoo Members, Per Person – $55
Children UNDER 2 are FREE

This event has SOLD OUT. Please check back to join us for the next Elephant Open House.

Also, for just $25, you can take your picture with an elephant – photos will be printed on-site, and they make a great memento of your morning.

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