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June 22 through August 18 (Fridays & Saturdays)
Open until 8:30 p.m.*
Last Zoo Entry 7:30 p.m.

*July 27 & 28, we’re open even later for our outdoor movie nights!

Join us for these fun-filled Friday & Saturday nights!

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Evening Chill every Friday & Saturday evening from June 22 through August 18. From 5 to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy added music and fun family activities that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike! All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo Members.

Save $4 after 4

Looking for a cool discount? All summer long, save $4 on regular Zoo admission (adult and child tickets!) when you arrive after 4 p.m.
Purchase anytime, valid for one use May 26 – Sept 3
Online only – cannot be purchased at the Zoo

Adult $15    Child $11   

August 3 & 4- Super! Summer Fun
Calling all superheroes! Whether your superhero costume consists of a fairy tale gown, a superhero cape or your favorite PAW Patrol pup, YOU can be a conservation hero by helping save animals in the wild.

Didn’t bring your crown or cape? No problem! Visit our Crown Yourself station! Or, customize your very own superhero mask. You want to look your best when you parade around the Reflection Pool with our princess and pirate.

Plus, meet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol. These four-legged heroes are stopping by the Houston Zoo from 5 PM – 6:30 PM! Don’t miss out on this PAWsome opportunity.

Guests can also enjoy a variety of fun Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66.

6:00 PM Orangutans
6:30 PM Komodo Dragon
7:00 PM Bug House

Can’t make it to Evening Chill Presented by TXU Energy?
Check out Chase and Marshall at our daytime character appearances.

August 10 & 11 - Beat the Heat Bash
August 17 & 18 - Family Game Night

TXUE_logoTXU Energy is one of the Houston Zoo’s strongest partners, supporting our many programs and the care and feeding of the Houston Zoo’s 6,000 animals. Thanks to TXU Energy, the animals receive popsicles and other cool treats all summer long. And, TXU Energy has a treat for you, too! Call 866-CALL-TXU or visit the TXU Energy website to learn more about TXU Energy Free Nights and Solar DaysSM and all their innovative products that can save you energy and money!