GAME ON! Highlights
Puzzle your way through a BRAND NEW adults-only, escape room-style experience, GAME ON! At the Houston Zoo presented by TXU Energy! Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and save the day as themed game prompts safely guide you through the outdoor areas of the Houston Zoo. This experience will take place after-hours and food and beverage items will be available for purchase.
Game 2 – April 22: Rare Breeds
Zoo staff work hard to manage animal breeding programs through Species Survival Plans. This Earth Day, join our team and become a conservation hero yourself! For this all new game, one of our zookeepers has prepared challenges to familiarize you with how animal populations are kept healthy and genetically diverse. Solve the puzzle and get a glimpse at what it takes to save endangered species.
Upcoming GAME ON! Experiences:
- May 20
- September 23
- October 28
Stay tuned for additional information on our upcoming dates. For more details, please see our FAQ section below.
Ticket Price: $35 per person, teams of 2-6 people
Adults 21+ only. No one under 21 will be permitted to attend the experience.
First timed ticket entry at 6:00-6:30 p.m. Last timed ticket entry at 7:00-7:30 p.m. Zoo closes at 9:30 p.m. Entries will be limited in capacity and staggered in 30-minute intervals to accommodate social distancing.
For the safety of our staff, guests and animals, attendees are required to properly wear facial coverings that cover their nose and mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What steps is the Houston Zoo taking in regards to COVID-19 safety?
- For the safety of our staff, guests, and animals, guests 10 years or older and all Zoo staff are required to wear facial coverings that cover their nose and mouth.
- The Zoo has visual social distancing reminders placed to ensure guests maintain a safe social distance along the pathway.
- Free hand sanitizer stations are positioned at the entry, exit, and restrooms.
- If a guest feels sick before their reservation, we ask that they not visit the Zoo.
Where should I park?
Our main parking lot is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and parking will be available throughout the Hermann Park parking areas.
Which Zoo entrances will be open?
Please enter through the Zoo’s Main Entrance. The Medical Center Entrance will not be open.
Is the entire Zoo open during the entire event time?
The Zoo will be divided into four zones for playing the game and there will be a one-way path within those zones. The more open areas of the Zoo will be open for two-way traffic. Your game will take place in two of the zones, but you are welcome to visit all four zones. There will be multiple versions of the GAME ON! experience taking place at the same time, so do not worry if you see clue signage that does not apply to your game.
Do I need to print my ticket(s)?
Present the digital ticket on your mobile device to scan for entry. By going paperless, you are helping save local animals, like black bears, in the wild!
What do I need to bring?
Cell Phone Required
This event REQUIRES a cell phone with data to participate. You will need one per team, fully charged. You will be watching videos and completing tasks through your phone. Phone charging stations are not available.
Can I rent a wheelchair or motorized scooter for the evening?
Yes. Wheelchairs and motorized scooters will be available for rent at the front of the Zoo. Rentals may be paid via credit card only.
What is the dress attire?
Casual. Dress for the weather. Please remember you will be outside and walking, so comfortable shoes for walking are recommended.
Can I purchase drinks at each event?
Yes. Beer, hard seltzer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at various locations throughout the Zoo. Debit or credit cards only.
What happens if it rains?
This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds.
What if I have to cancel prior to the event?
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Who should I call if I have any other questions?
Please contact our Call Center at 713-533-6500.