World Giraffe Day

June 24, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the giraffe habitat
Special Giraffe Keeper Talks at 10:30 and 1:30

Celebrate giraffes and learn more about these long-necked giants as we enjoy the longest days of the year. We’ll have giraffe-themed activities, opportunities to meet the giraffe keepers, and the chance to purchase some exclusive animal souvenirs.

Populations of giraffes in the wild have declined 40% within the last 15 years. They have already gone extinct in seven different African countries. Find out how you can help protect their habitat and reverse that trend!

This free event is included with your paid Zoo admission and is free for zoo members.

NE building closing

Thursday, June 22, Natural Encounters will close early at 2:30 for a private event.

Chimps off exhibit

Tue – Wed, June 20-21, chimpanzees will be off exhibit while we perform maintenance on their habitat.

Family Nature Club

Ever heard of the Waugh Drive Bat Bridge? Come with us to go see it! We will venture to Buffalo Bayou Park at Waugh Drive to explore some of the dirt paths and then watch the emergence of Texas’ largest colony of resident Mexican free-tailed bats!

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

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Family Nature Club

Join us at the Mercer Arboretum & Botantic Gardens. Bring your binoculars! Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife activity in the trees of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. One of their wonderful staff will accompany us on this adventure.

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

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Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

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Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

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Today we celebrated TJ's first birthday! TJ's keepers created a special sea lion-friendly cupcake, made just for her. Made with a little bit of ice and a whole lotta love, it's the perfect birthday treat on a hot day.

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Today we celebrated TJs first birthday! TJs keepers created a special sea lion-friendly cupcake, made just for her. Made with a little bit of ice and a whole lotta love, its the perfect birthday treat on a hot day.

You can watch our animals enjoy icy enrichment all summer long thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out.

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Shout out to the HZI Animal Nutrition Team for "baking" our special good!!

Happy Birthday! Can't wait to meet you in a few days!

We came and celebrated our daughters 5th Birthday today at the Zoo!!

Awww Judi Vos look one of the sea lions were named after uncle TJ!!!!

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