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Daily Schedule

Updated Friday, January 18th

Daily Schedule

  1. 9:30 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Meet & Greet an Ambassador Animal

    Stop by the Houston Texans Enrichment Stage in the Children's Zoo to meet and learn more about one of our Ambassador Animals.

  2. 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!

  3. 10:00 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Meet & Greet an Ambassador Animal

    Stop by the Houston Texans Enrichment Stage in the Children's Zoo to meet and learn more about one of our Ambassador Animals.

  4. 10:30 am @ John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

    Animal Meet & Greet at the Petting Zoo inside the Children's Zoo

    Say hello to one of the Zoo’s ambassador animals, a group of featured creatures 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!

  5. 10:30 am @ Reptile and Amphibian House

    Today’s Featured Reptile House Resident

    Every day we feature a different reptile or amphibian. See a large snake have a snack, view a lizard up close, or meet a frog you've never seen before. This talk may be held inside the Reptile House or just outside.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.)

  8. 11:00 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Ready, Set, Fun!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 11:30 am @ Cougar Habitat

    Cougar Conversation

    The Zoo is home to two cougars, Haley and University of Houston mascot Shasta. Come find out more about them and hear from a keeper who cares for them each day.

  11. 11:30 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Meet & Greet an Ambassador Animal

    Say hello to one of the Zoo’s ambassador animals at the Houston Texans Enrichment Stage in Children's Zoo, 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!

  12. 12:00 pm @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Toro’s Training Camp

    READY, SET, HIKE! Run on down to the Houston Texans Enrichment Stage and test your skills at the fun activities our Toro's Team has to offer. Discover what it takes to be the ultimate athlete!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  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. 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.)

  18. 2:30 pm @ Birds of the World

    Featured Feathers

    Please check out the sign at Birds of the World to find out which one of our beautiful birds our Keeper Talk will be featuring.

  19. 3:30 pm @ Wortham World of Primates

    Patas monkeys – Born to Run

    While many monkeys prefer to be in the trees, patas monkeys are equally comfortable running on the savannah. Hear about these amazing athletes and how we are helping to save monkeys in the wild.

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