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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. They fill up fast, so don’t delay when you see that register button! Members-only events include Zoobilee, Member Mornings, and other exclusive events.

Member Mornings

Dash and Dinari are ambassadors for their species.

2017 Member Mornings

October 7 Cheetahs
November 5 (First Sunday of the Month) Okapi
December 2 Lions

*Dates and animal habitat are subject to change

On the first Saturday of each month (except November), Members can 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 one of our Zoo’s experts 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 – just show up and enjoy!

Birthday Parties at the Houston Zoo, 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!

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks
Presented by Coca-Cola

Extended through October 1! Explore the Houston Zoo’s special exhibit – Nature Connects®. See some of your favorite animals unlike ever before, built with tens of thousands of LEGO bricks!

$3.95 Per person includes UNLIMITED Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel & Nature Connects All-Day Pass exclusively for Zoo Members.


Zoobilee is a Zoo-wide annual bash to celebrate and thank our membership. It is typically held on two evenings in the late spring, when we close the zoo early for non-members. In addition to having the zoo open just for members, there’s tons of fun to be had, including activities and special treats.

Zoobilee 2017 was April 6th and 7th.