Bowling for Rhinos

Save endangered wildlife in a fun night of bowling that is perfect for the whole family! This annual fundraiser to is organized by The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). Proceeds are donated to three conservation projects in Africa working to protect wild rhinos in their native habitat.

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Zoo Overnights

Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience! All overnights include interactive activities, guided flashlight tours, a pizza dinner, continental breakfast, and more!

Register in advance – these events frequently fill up!

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Turtle SOS Saturday

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for this special Spotlight on Species, featuring these remarkable reptiles. Do you know the difference between a turtle, a tortoise and a terrapin? Know what turtles eat, or how impressively long their lifespan is? Find out from the turtle experts at the Houston Zoo.

There will be activities for the kids, and live turtles on display. Conservation heroes will be there to discuss saving turtles in the wild, how the Houston Zoo participates and what you can do to help as well.

Look for the tables in front of the Reptile House, or inside if the weather is rainy.

This event is free for Houston Zoo members and is included with your admission ticket.

Zoo Closing Early

Friday, June 2, the Houston Zoo will close early for a private event. Last entry at 3 p.m., and we close at 4 p.m.

zoo closing early

Friday, June 2, the Houston Zoo will close early for a private event. Last entry at 3 p.m., and we close at 4 p.m.

orangs off exhibit

Monday, May 15, through Wednesday, May 17, orangutans & babirusa will be off exhibit while we renovate their habitats.

Gorilla gallery closing early

Sunday, May 7, indoor gorilla viewing opposite chimps will close at 11:30 a.m. and re-open at 5 p.m. due to a private event.

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We are live from our HUGE new elephant habitat expansion. This incredible new area opens tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less


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@Cheree Neil It is to do with habits. Elephants when lacking enrichment complete stereotypical behaviours as they're known and swaying is one of them. It essentially is a display of boredom.

Kelsey Patterson - we are going to get to the zoo before you pop! Even if i have to push you around in one of those sea lion carts! LOL!

Ian, we love you and are so proud of you. Thank you for being our son.

I know they had said this habitat is for the males, does that mean the males and females will always be separated from now on

Why do elephants have such big ears. My daughter wants to know.

So proud of our zoo doing their best to make the animals as comfortable as possible!!!

The elephant keepers are awesome! So friendly and I love the tidbits they share about the elephants!

Gus Look at how cool this is. This was under construction when went.

I'd love to watch your live cams, but all I get is buffering

My son wants to know how playful they are and do the babies act like kids and fight like he does with his brother lol

Does your zoo only have asian elephants or are there some africans as well

Thank you all for your positive comments and your support of the Zoo!

how would you save a elephant if they had difficult swimming?

Is there opportunities for the public to get up close to see the elephants behind the scenes?

Doug Hall we have to go back soon to see the new exhibit :)

We also take pictures by the elephant statue every year I hope they kept it that's how I tell how big my kids got

Maybe now we can be close enough to the elephants to get wet

Do the Asian and African elephants coexist well?

Dee i work at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita love your work

Do you offer any type of feeding or event like you have with the giraffes? Or sticking with the bath time?

Did they keep the elephant statue? We used to take our picture there on every visit.

Can't wait to bring Davis and Grant to see all our favorite elephant friends!

We are so excited to see the opening! We will be there tomorrow!

They need it for the summer... So that's good .. and cute

Can they climb up on that ledge or is that just to keep them back from the fence

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Want to see our brand new elephant habitat expansion before its grand opening tomorrow? We are going live at 10:30 this morning to show you the beautiful habitat. Tune in and bring your questions! ... See MoreSee Less


Want to see our brand new elephant habitat expansion before its grand opening tomorrow? We are going live at 10:30 this morning to show you the beautiful habitat. Tune in and bring your questions!

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Heather Charette !!!!!!!! Doode we were like a week or two early 😂😂😂 were having another #zoodate !! Are you going to watch live it's in 4 minutes!!!!

At first i thought the pictuer was of a couple of eleaphant take a dip in a hotel pool

Judy & Krystle . we need to go again before it gets too hot 😁

Tesla Reyes now it wants open the new section! lol. guess that means another trip?

Christy Stigen Lets have a zoo day when y'all are down!!!

Elephants getting spoiled!! I love it!!!!! Does Sven serve them drinks? lol...

FYI..hisd last day is get ready for the summer rush lol

Erica Gullberg let's try and go Sunday maybe lol 😂 they were building this when we went in March

Nanis Bayardo mira. Ya lo acabaron el habiysy de los elefantes

They were still working when we went a few weeks ago, sure looks like they will enjoy it!

Sara Taylor, we need to go with no kids 😂

That wus fast babe that they finished it babe and si babe we need to go and we will bebe. I want to go already babe Daisy Vasquez

Carlos Eduardo Paiva o zoo daqui é realmente fantástico!!!

Phyllis Cravins Lappin maybe we should plan a small trip when it gets cooler!!

I really wish the expanded the parking lot. You have to get there super early to find a parking spot

Will the females get to share the habitat with the males?

Need a trip before it gets super hot!!! Nikki B Miller Alecia Brookins Moran Missy Bloomfield Crumpler Kami Hanks Kayla Sherer

Chris my new home, because I'm fat😭😭

Lesly Walter I'm taking Analy lol

Jessica, we should go to the zoo

Gabrielle Browne does the Squad know about this?

Definitely bringing the girls tomorrow!!! 🐘🐘🐘

Marsha Coto it'll be ready for next time!

Tara Widmer what how?? Done?

Noel llevemos los niños al zoológico amor

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