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!
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.
Share Your Zoo Story
The Houston Zoo turns 100 on April 30, and we want to hear from you. Join our centennial celebration by sharing your Zoo story, along with photos and videos, for a chance to win a FREE year-long Houston Zoo family membership. Submit by April 29!
A Birthday Gift for Your Houston Zoo
Help us celebrate this historic milestone with your gift to the transformative Centennial Campaign. Every dollar will be matched to double your impact!