sea lion pool maintenance

Thursday, December 13, sea lions will be behind the scenes while we clean and maintain their outdoor pool.

Family Overnight – TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights

Wrap up the holiday season with this unique family adventure at TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights! Enjoy reserved parking and early admission into the Zoo to meet some of our Ambassador Animals up close before the festivities begin. Your experience will include millions of twinkling lights, holiday-themed games, and dinner at the new Cypress Circle Café before “camping” indoors for the night. When morning comes, the lights may be out, but the animals are just waking! Listen to the sounds of macaws and sea lions during breakfast and enjoy a special guided tour of the Zoo before opening. Next-day admission is included.

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Wed 12-5 Gorilla Building

Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Gorilla Arrival Building will open late at 1:30 p.m. due to a private event.

Chimpmas SOS: Chimpanzee Spotlight on Species

Chimpmas SOS: Chimpanzee Spotlight on Species
December 15-16, 2018
10AM-2PM
At the Great Ape Gallery (indoor chimp and gorilla viewing area)

The Primates staff invite you to attend this SOS and find out more about chimpanzees in the wild and what you can do to help them. We’ll have several games to play and skits performed throughout the event, and a special chimp chat at 1:30PM.

We will also be selling a limited amount of ornaments and wine charms for your holiday gift giving; all proceeds will be donated to the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Africa.

Holiday Party Alert

Natural Encounters will close at 3 p.m. on the following dates: Dec 12, 13, 14, 15
Kipp Aquarium will close at 3 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 12, 14, 15
The Gorilla Arrival Building will close at 3 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 13, 14, 15, 16
Twiga Café will close at 3 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 14, 15
The Reptile and Amphibian House will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 16

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