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Events for Members

New to being a Member? Want to take even more advantage of your Zoo membership? Consider attending one of these exclusive, exciting events. Members-only events include Zoobilee, Member Mornings, and other exclusive events.

Zoo Members: Beat the Crowd This Spring Break
New this year! Zoo Members can exclusively visit the Zoo one hour early during Spring Break! Monday through Friday, March 12-16, Zoo Members can beat the crowd and enter the Zoo at 8 a.m.

Member Mornings

2018 Member Mornings

  • March 3 – Aquarium
  • April 7 – TBD
  • May 5 – Bears
  • June 2 – Giant Anteater
  • July 7 – Madagascar Species
  • August 4 – Sea Lions
  • September 1 – Rhinos
  • October 6 – Palm Oil Awareness
  • November 4 (Sunday) – Okapi
  • December 1 – Lions

*Dates and animal habitat are subject to change

On the first Saturday of each month (first Sunday in November), Members may enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo Members. Hear from an expert and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP!


Join us for this exclusive Member-only event on Friday, April 13! More details to come.

Kids’ Birthday Parties – Exclusively for Members!

Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your animal lover’s birthday? Hosting your child’s party at the Houston Zoo is the experience for you! As a Member, you have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a Birthday Party Package! With optional additions such as a special Animal Experience and professional face painting, a birthday party at the Zoo will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Reserve your party today!

Members: First Mondays are Field-Trip Free!

The Houston Zoo is proud to provide an educational field trip venue for local students. As a service to our members, we do not allow field trips to be booked on the first Monday of the month. If you are looking for a Zoo visit that’s field-trip free, visit us on:

March 5
April 2
May 7

On other weekday mornings during the school year, arriving at 9 a.m. or after 11 a.m. will allow you to avoid school bus arrival. During arrival, some parking spots may be temporarily reserved so that children may safely unload and assemble.

More information on field trips is available here: Field Trips