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July 18: The Zoo will be closing early at 5:00 p.m. Last entry is at 4:00 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Updated Wednesday, July 17th

Daily Schedule

  1. 10:00 am @ McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

    Elephant Bathtime

    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

    Ambassador Animal at the 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 @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Animal Meet & Greet

    Stop by the Texan's Enrichment Zone in the Children Zoo to meet one of our Animal Ambassadors!

  9. 11:30 am @ Texas Wetlands

    Brilliant Bald Eagles!

    Flew on down to the Texas Wetlands to learn more about our noble national emblem, the Bald Eagle.

  10. 11:30 am @ Carnivore Habitat Area

    Incredible Carnivores

    Make your way towards our carnivore habitats and find out all you can about one of our amazing predators! Check the sign near the Lion Tunnel for the location of today's talk.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.)

  16. 2:30 pm @ Birds of the World

    Meet the Keeper Talk at Flamingos

    Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. Stop by the Birds of the World and learn more amazing facts about these pink beauties.

  17. 3:00 pm @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Toro's Training Camp

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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