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Houston Zoo’s 100th Birthday Bash

Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Celebrating 100 Years

The Houston Zoo is kicking off its 100-year anniversary with a birthday party extravaganza on Saturday, April 30. Upon arrival to the day-long celebration, you will be greeted by animal ambassadors and learn how they can help save their wild counterparts, along with other surprises in the McGovern Front Plaza.

Event highlights include:

  • Guest speakers at the Reflection Pool, followed by family-friendly entertainment
  • Centennial-themed keeper chats every half hour at different animal habitats, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zoo history trivia
  • An opportunity to build out your own birdhouse
  • Live ice carving
  • And so much more!


Ticket Information

The 100th birthday bash event is included with general admission, but tickets are limited for April 30.


Zoo members can attend for free by presenting their digital member card at the main entrance. Members receive discounted admission for extra guests not covered by their membership. Log in to the Member Portal to purchase extra tickets.

Get your Centennial Gear

Visitors can pick up their centennial-themed T-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise now available at the Zoo’s gift shop.