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Daily Schedule

Updated Sunday, March 24th

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

    Animal Meet & Greet in 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!

  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 @ 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.)

  5. 11:00 am @ Houston Texans Enrichment Zone

    Ready, Set, Fun!

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

  6. 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.

  7. 11:00 am @ Tapir & Capybara Habitat

    Tapir Talk

    Hear about these "living fossils," related to the primitive horse and rhinoceros, from the zookeepers who care for them. Learn about how the Houston Zoo is funding much needed research to save tapirs in the wild.

  8. 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 see them eat from inside their tank!

  9. 11:30 am @ Tiger Habitat

    Terrrrrific Tigers

    These secretive striped felines are the largest cats in the world. Come talk tiger with one of their keepers; we may be on the overlook at tigers or we'll do a training session at their window.

  10. 12:30 pm @ Gorilla Habitat

    Gorillas – Giants of the Forest

    The largest living primates, gorillas are one of two great apes from Africa. The silverbacks, or adult males, will staunchly defend their family groups. Learn about the members of our a group and how you can help us save gorillas in the wild.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.)

  15. 2:00 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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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