Zoo Closing Early Today

Thursday, October 5, we close early for our Flocktoberfest event. Last entry at 4 p.m., closing at 5 p.m.

sea lions off exhibit

Tuesday, October 10, sea lions will be behind the scenes while we clean and maintain their outdoor habitat.

Zoo Sprouts! Special Edition: Happy Halloween!

Calling all little goblins and ghouls. Zoo Sprouts! Special Edition Halloween class is sure to provide the cutest of frights! Dress your little one in their favorite Halloween costume and join us on a ghostly adventure though the Zoo. Along the way, meet some animals that know how to do Halloween right! Adults are welcome (and encouraged) to dress up too!

Ages 18 – 23 months: October 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2 – 3 years: October 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4 – 5 years: October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Zoo Sprouts! Special Edition: Happy Halloween!

Calling all little goblins and ghouls. Zoo Sprouts! Special Edition Halloween class is sure to provide the cutest of frights! Dress your little one in their favorite Halloween costume and join us on a ghostly adventure though the Zoo. Along the way, meet some animals that know how to do Halloween right! Adults are welcome (and encouraged) to dress up too!

Ages 18 – 23 months: October 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2 – 3 years: October 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4 – 5 years: October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Cub Scout Overnight

7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
$60 per person

Our Badge Nights offer Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to complete badge requirements while enjoying a fun and educational experience at the Zoo. Join us for an experience like no other and explore the Houston Zoo by moonlight! Search for nocturnal creatures on the prowl using all your senses and learn how the Zoo cares for its amazing animals!

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Halloween Zoovie Night: Vote for the Movie!

Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 21
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

NEW THIS FALL! We’ve got even MORE Halloween fun for the entire family to enjoy this October. Dress in your best Halloween costume and visit the Houston Zoo for spooktacular Zoovie Nights! Hocus Pocus is showing on October 13, and you can vote for which movie we show on the 21st!

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Hocus Pocus – Halloween Zoovie Night

Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 21
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

NEW THIS FALL! We’ve got even MORE Halloween fun for the entire family to enjoy this October. Dress in your best Halloween costume and visit the Houston Zoo for spooktacular Zoovie Nights! Hocus Pocus is showing on October 13, and you can vote for which movie we show on the 21st!

Find Out More About Zoovie Nights

Camp Zoofari for Adults: Canines and Claws

Take a break from the stress of the holidays and spend your morning with a few of the sharp toothed and long clawed mammals at the Houston Zoo. Join us to learn some wild fun facts, take part in enriching their day, and meet a keeper that has the joy of working with brown bears, cheetahs and the king of the jungle.

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This is Pumpkin. No not the pumpkins, the orangutan. Well yes, those are pumpkins too, but our orangutan is also named Pumpkin. Take a minute and enjoy Pumpkin(s). ... See MoreSee Less

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He takes the good stuff out & pours the leftovers in his mouth. Maybe Pumpkin prefers to drink his meals! Pumpkin says, “Smoothies, please!”😄❤️

He ❤️❤️❤️ his kale. But some days you get to splurge and eat your dessert, pumpkin pie spiced popcorn, before your vegetables🥗🥕🥔

It's ok Pumpkin. I feel the same way about kale. 👎

I worked with Pumpkin when he was younger.

Kenna Halloween orangutans

Sweets for the sweetest orangutan ever! Love him

Jane Carolyn Sablich something you would thoroughly enjoy watching

He goes for the popcorn first !!! Great little video. Thank you ! :-D

Cooper Hale I hope Ned school is treating you well ❣️

Dalton Kuntschik this is my friend who came up to the window!!! 😍

Maria Bergan a little orangutan entertainment for you 🙂

Pumpkin says no to kale.

Nothing at the bottom

He's beautiful!

We got to see him last week!

Pumpkin is so handsome!

Great enrichment!

Keith Cullum - Houston's not very far 😁

Lori so darn cute! 🎃

Regina Murphy your furry friend

Shelby Waters Amy Clepper Erica Henley

Becky Ann Sepeda 😂

Micaela Rivera

Melissa Castillo 😍😍😍

Tina Irwin

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Happy Friday the 13! Calling all little ghosts and goblins - Zoo Boo has begun! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Friday the 13! Calling all little ghosts and goblins - Zoo Boo has begun!

 

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Went today! It was fun but super hot. My heart sank every time I saw a child in full costume long sleeved and pants all sweaty and red faced..it was 92 degrees.

We had a lot of fun today. XANDER, 1, painted his pumpkin, brushed the goats and loved the Giraffes and Elephants. It's a great event.

Why is the splash pad closed? It's ridiculously hot today.

Kelli!!! We have to go!!!

we were thinking of taking them to a Halloween even in bridgeland it's @ 10 am

Meg Elizabeth from a quick glance i thought these boys were yours 😂😂😂

So cute how you have pumpkin patches in the US - We have a few now in the UK but the US ones are EPIC!

Kimberly Olson we should dress up and go!

Kimberly Martinez look at this! It is to cute!😀

Susan Hendrix Curry look at how cute this setup is!

Michael Mitchell this is what I want to take them to at the zoo

Alfredo Vargas i wanna take the kids!!!

The little ones look like they're having a wonderful time :-).

Cristina Obregon are you busy Saturday? We should take the kids!

Jacques when are we going?

Is this wer the kids dress up

Love it!!!!

Kacie Nichols we need to go

Amanda Myers Jessica Longoria omg so cute we should go!!!

Melissa Mar vamos mañana

Kong Suarez Houston zoo

Esperanza Barriga Adriana Campos this is cute!

Maria Marcos Sha-keta Smith Emily Diane Montelongo for our baby gio!!!! :)

Colochita Vasquez this cute

Heleana Hohl I want to go

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