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Daily Schedule

Nov. 23: The Reptile and Amphibian House and Natural Encounters building will be closing at 3:30 p.m. for private events.

Updated Friday, November 15th

Daily Schedule

  1. 10:00 am @ McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

    Elephant Bath

    Our elephant herd enjoys a refreshing bath each morning. Peek through the open windows of the barn and get an up close view. Watch out as you might get splashed as they play in the suds!

  2. 10:30 am @ John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

    Animal Encounter at Swap shop

    The Swap Shop is the place to bring items found in nature and trade them for natural items in our collection. Find out how it works and encounter a very special Ambassador animal.

  3. 10:30 am @ Reptile and Amphibian House

    Today’s Featured Reptile House Resident

    Every day we feature a different reptile or amphibian. This talk may be held inside the Reptile House or just outside. Just look for the Keeper Talk sign to see which scaly or non-scaly friend you'll meet today!

  4. 11:00 am @ Rhino Habitat

    All About Rhinos

    Find out more about our white rhinos from keepers who care for them each day. Get the facts about rhinos in the wild and how you can help save them.

  5. 11:00 am @ Giraffe Habitat

    Feed the Giraffes (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)

    Make your way up to the feeding area and offer crunchy lettuce leaves to your new long-necked pals. (Ticketed entry; get your passes near the feeding platform.)

  6. 11:00 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Ready, Set, Fun!

    Join the Spark team for a fun and interactive time for the whole family.

  7. 11:00 am @ Sea Lion Habitat

    Sea Lion Training Session

    Our colony of California sea lions love learning something new as much as they love eating fish. Come and see them swim and find out more about their lives here and in the wild.

  8. 11:30 am @ Texas Wetlands

    Animal Meet & Greet at Texas Wetlands

    Stop by the new Texas Wetlands exhibit to meet one of our Animal Ambassadors!

  9. 11:30 am @ Texas Wetlands

    Bald Eagles at Texas Wetlands!

    Come on down to the new Texas Wetlands exhibit and learn how we are helping Bald Eagles.

  10. 11:30 am @ Jaguar Habitat

    Meet the Jaguar (near cougars)

    Learn all about the largest cats in the Western Hemisphere! We have two jaguar habitats; this talk will be held at the habitat near cougars.

  11. 11:45 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Toro's Training Camp

    Participate in a football agility course and discover what it takes to be the ultimate athlete!

  12. 12:30 pm @ Great Ape Gallery

    Chimpanzee Conversation

    Come learn about one of our closest cousins, the chimpanzees. Living in large groups, these African apes have incredibly rich and complex social lives. Hear about the members of our group and how you can help save chimpanzees in the wild.

  13. 1:00 pm @ Carruth Natural Encounters

    Now Featured at Natural Encounters

    Check the sign just outside of Natural Encounters for today’s furry, feathered or scaled featured animal. This talk may be located inside or outside of Natural Encounters.

  14. 1:10 pm @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Meet & Greet an Ambassador Animal

    Say hello to one of the Zoo’s ambassador animals, who live behind the scenes and come out for special presentations. Some of these animals may be touched; the keeper will let you know if you can!

  15. 1:30 pm @ McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

    Emphasis on Elephants

    See the members of the Houston Zoo's herd up close as you hear from our dedicated team how they care for elephants here at the Zoo and what you can do to help save them in the wild.

  16. 1:30 pm @ Giraffe Habitat

    Get to Know Giraffes

    Get all the facts about these amazingly tall herbivores who call our Zoo home. Learn the names of a few of our giraffes and find out more about giraffes in the wild.

  17. 1:30 pm @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Meet & Greet an Ambassador Animal

    Say hello to one of the Zoo’s ambassador animals at the Houston Texans Enrichment Zone, who live behind the scenes and come out for special presentations. Some of these animals may be touched; the keeper will let you know if you can!

  18. 2:00 pm @ Giraffe Habitat

    Feed the Giraffes (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)

    Make your way up to the feeding area for a photo op with the giraffes while you offer crunchy lettuce leaves to your new long-necked pals. (Ticketed entry; get your passes near the feeding platform.)

  19. 2:30 pm @ Birds of the World

    Featured Feathers - Kookabura

    While you are walking around the zoo, do you hear a cascade of loud enthusiastic laughter? Then you might be hearing the loud Laughing Kookabura, a bird native to Australia. Come listen to our bird keepers talk about these amazing birds!

  20. 3:30 pm @ Wortham World of Primates

    Featured Primate of the Day

    Want to learn more about our closest cousins? Primate keepers will discuss a featured lemur, monkey or ape and what we’re doing to save primates in the Wild. Check the sign at the entrance of Wortham World of Primates to find out more!

  21. 4:00 pm @ Carruth Natural Encounters

    Now Featured at Natural Encounters

    Check the sign just outside of Natural Encounters for today’s furry, feathered or scaled featured animal. This talk may be located inside or outside of Natural Encounters.