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2017 Cool Nights
June 16 through August 11
Open until 8:30 p.m.*
Last Zoo Entry 7:30 p.m.

*June 16th, July 7 and August 11, we’re open even later for our outdoor movie nights!

Join us for these fun-filled Friday nights!

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11. 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 27 – Sept 4
Online only – cannot be purchased at the Zoo

Adult $14    Child $10   

2017 Cool Nights

June 16 - Snowin’ in the South
June 23 - Pollinator Party
June 30 - Coolest Backyard Bash
July 7 - Under the Sea
July 14 - Teddy Bear Bash
July 21 - Sssizzlin' Summer Fun
July 28- FairyTAILs
August 4 - Jungle Jammin'
August 11 - Block Party
LEGO® blocks, that is! Celebrate the end of summer at the final Cool Nights of the season where you can check out our special summer exhibit Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks Presented by Coca-Cola and participate in our LEGOlympics. Kids can build, create, and race to the finish line while playing a variety of LEGO-themed games and activities.

Guests can also enjoy Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66. Join us for a horticulture chat at 6 p.m., see the rhinos at 6:30 p.m. and flock to the flamingos at 7 p.m.

Plus, it’s the last Zoovie Night of the summer, and we’re featuring The LEGO Batman Movie! Join us at Masihara Pavilion where the movie will start at 8:45 p.m.

Please note at 8:30 p.m. all guests will be required to either enter Masihara Pavilion to watch the movie at 8:45 p.m. or leave the Zoo. Roaming the Zoo during the movie is not permitted. All guests will be escorted to the exit gates at the end of the film.

Blankets are welcomed but will not be provided. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Herzstein Trading Post until 10 p.m.

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 NightsSM and all their innovative products that can save you energy and money!