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Daily Schedule

Updated Monday, September 16th

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 @ Texas Wetlands

    Animal Encounter at Texas Wetlands

    Come on down to the new Texas Wetlands exhibit and meet one of our Animal Ambassador Animals!

  6. 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.)

  7. 11:00 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Ready, Set, Fun!

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 11:30 am @ Carruth Natural Encounters

    Piranha Feeding

    Get the real facts about this infamous fish while they have a meal. Kids may crawl through the transparent tunnel and be surrounded by piranhas.

  11. 11:30 am @ Texas Wetlands

    Whooping Cranes at Texas Wetlands!

    Come on down to the new Texas Wetlands exhibit and learn how we are helping Whooping Cranes!

  12. 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!

  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 @ Texas Wetlands

    Animal Encounter at Texas Wetlands

    Come on down to the new Texas Wetlands exhibit and meet one of our Animal Ambassador's!

  19. 2:30 pm @ Tropical Bird House

    Featured Feathers!

    Fly on down to the beautiful Rainforest in the Tropical Bird House to hear one of our Bird Keepers talk about all the different species of amazing birds we are home to!

  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: Indoor Rainforest

    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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