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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