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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 13 , 14, 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   

July 13 & 14 - Totally 80s
It’s throwback time! Stroll through the Zoo and reminisce as 80s hits take you back.  Need more of the decade? Stay for a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  on Friday and The Princess Bride on Saturday on a giant outdoor screen 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.

July 20 & 21 - Paint like an Animal
July 27 & 28- Pajama Jam
August 3 & 4- Super! Summer Fun
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!