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Kids can cool off during your next visit with a splash in the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park.

Today's Shows, Feedings, and Talks

Catch a sea lion show, see the elephants' bath, or maybe even touch a snake or an armadillo! We have more than a dozen Meet the Keeper Talks every day. Times vary; scroll to the bottom of this page to see Today's Schedule.

Cool Nights: Coolest Backyard Bash
June 30, 2017

Bring a date or grab your friends to dance to the jams of the Walter Jaworski Band, enjoy an ice-cold brew, play your favorite backyard games all while indulging in an ocean-friendly fish fry. Meet and greet with some of the Zoo’s most popular residents, Rainbo the parrot, Fiesta the llama and Winston the pig at 6:00 p.m. The Fish fry is only $6.99!

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Cub Scout / Boy Scout Overnight
June 30, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Member Morning in the Children’s Zoo
July 1, 2017

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Parents Night Out
July 1, 2017

Drop your child off for an unforgettable evening at the Zoo! Participants will explore the Zoo after dark with our overnight guides and enjoy evening activities, including a meet and greet with one of our furry, feathered, or scaly ambassadors for an up-close animal experience! This program is for kids only, dinner and snack are served.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Outstanding Orangutans
July 6, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Cool Nights: Under the Sea
July 7, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

Make a splash at the Zoo and learn all about our marine animals and how you can keep them and their ocean homes healthy. This night only, the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park will stay open late! Plus, stay even later for a showing of the iconic movie, Sandlot!

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Zoo Sprouts! Outstanding Orangutans
July 8, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Cub Scout / Boy Scout Overnight
July 8, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Gentle Giraffes
July 10, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Camp Zoofari for Adults: All About Rhinos
July 14, 2017

Are you jealous of all the fun kids get to have at camp? Well now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Whether you are dropping off your camper or looking for a new experience, Camp Zoofari for Adults is just for you!

At this camp event, spend some time with Mumbles and the rest of the rhino crash that call the Houston Zoo home.

More information and Tickets

Cool Nights: Teddy Bear Bash
July 14, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

For this Cool Nights, it’s all about bears! Bring your teddy bear to the Zoo, dance in a Teddy Bear Parade, and learn all about the bears who live at the Houston Zoo and how you can help save bears in the wild.

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Family Overnight
July 14, 2017

Bring the whole family for this overnight adventure! Experience the Zoo after dark on a guided flashlight tour with our experienced staff. Peek at nocturnal animals on the prowl, and learn how the Zoo cares for its amazing animals! Enjoy the comfort of our air-conditioned Education building, as you participate in fun evening activities and meet one of our fantastic ambassador animals. Wake up to the many unique sounds of the Zoo and we’ll guide you on a final morning tour before the Zoo opens for the day. A pizza dinner, evening snack, and continental breakfast are included in your reservation.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Yoga
July 15, 2017

Come along with us on a Zoo Yoga adventure! Whether you are new to yoga or just looking to strengthen your practice, we will discover how you can make a difference for animals, both locally and world wide.

Don’t have a yoga mat? No problem! Rent a mat for $2 each or purchase an official Zoo Yoga mat for $20. This program is built for kids ages 4-10 with their parents. Please bring a bottle of water and wear modest, comfortable clothing.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Gentle Giraffes
July 15, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight
July 15, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Beautiful Bald Eagles
July 19, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Home School Program: The Wilds
July 19, 2017

This event is located at the Surfside Jetty (not at the Houston Zoo).

Sea turtles, anemones, and barnacles… oh my! Join us and the Houston Zoo Sea Lion Care Team for a morning of ocean education at the Surfside Jetty. We will learn about the animals that call our nearby beaches home, the many issues facing them, and what’s being done to help! Throughout the program, we will be working to leverage our collective action by removing harmful marine debris to make their habitat as safe as possible.

More Information and Registration

Cool Nights: Sizzlin’ Summer Fun
July 21, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

For this Cool Nights, it’s all about reptiles and amphibians! Enjoy music, outdoor games, and learn more about our slithering and hopping residents and how to save them in the wild.

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Cub Scout / Boy Scout Overnight
July 21, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Beautiful Bald Eagles
July 22, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight
July 22, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Family Nature Club
July 22, 2017

Join us at the Mercer Arboretum & Botantic Gardens. Bring your binoculars! Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife activity in the trees of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. One of their wonderful staff will accompany us on this adventure.

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

More Information and Registration

Family Overnight
July 28, 2017

Bring the whole family for this overnight adventure! Experience the Zoo after dark on a guided flashlight tour with our experienced staff. Peek at nocturnal animals on the prowl, and learn how the Zoo cares for its amazing animals! Enjoy the comfort of our air-conditioned Education building, as you participate in fun evening activities and meet one of our fantastic ambassador animals. Wake up to the many unique sounds of the Zoo and we’ll guide you on a final morning tour before the Zoo opens for the day. A pizza dinner, evening snack, and continental breakfast are included in your reservation.

More Information and Registration

Cool Nights: FairyTAILS
July 28, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

Princesses and pirates – wear your favorite fairy tale gown and join us for an enchanting evening at the Zoo! Meet Aurora the orangutan and Boga the komodo dragon, and learn how you can help these species live happily ever after.

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Girl Scout Overnight
July 29, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Educator Open House
August 1, 2017

9 a.m. to noon

Always wondered what the Houston Zoo has to offer teachers and students? Come learn about ways that your school can save wildlife through partnerships, mascot programs, and our educator programs. Get ideas for the upcoming school year by enjoying the zoo for the day on us!

This event is free for all educators. Each educator is able to register one guest for a discounted admission of $10.

Find Out More and Register

Zoo Sprouts! Cool Cats
August 3, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Cool Nights: Jungle Jammin’
August 4, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

Bring a friend, bring a date, or bring your family and join us for Jungle Jammin’! Enjoy music, outdoor games, and more as you take advantage of the cooler evening hours and cool atmosphere.

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Zoo Sprouts! Cool Cats
August 5, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Member Morning: African Painted Dogs
August 5, 2017

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Cub Scout / Boy Scout Overnight
August 5, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Rolling Rhinos
August 7, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Camp Zoofari for Adults
August 9, 2017

Are you jealous of all the fun kids get to have at camp? Well now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Whether you are dropping off your camper or looking for a new experience, Camp Zoofari for Adults is just for you!

Find Out More About Camp Zoofari for Adults

Cool Nights: Block Party
August 11, 2017

Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Join us for Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 16 through August 11.

Enjoy music, outdoor games, and more. Plus, stay late for this summer’s last Zoovie Night!

Cool Nights are included with your admission ticket and are FREE for Zoo Members!

Get More Info about Cool Nights

Zoo Yoga
August 12, 2017

Come along with us on a Zoo Yoga adventure! Whether you are new to yoga or just looking to strengthen your practice, we will discover how you can make a difference for animals, both locally and world wide.

Don’t have a yoga mat? No problem! Rent a mat for $2 each or purchase an official Zoo Yoga mat for $20. This program is built for kids ages 4-10 with their parents. Please bring a bottle of water and wear modest, comfortable clothing.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Rolling Rhinos
August 12, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight
August 12, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Amazing African Painted Dogs
August 16, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Cub Scout / Boy Scout Overnight
August 18, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Family Nature Club
August 18, 2017

Ever heard of the Waugh Drive Bat Bridge? Come with us to go see it! We will venture to Buffalo Bayou Park at Waugh Drive to explore some of the dirt paths and then watch the emergence of Texas’ largest colony of resident Mexican free-tailed bats!

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

More Information and Registration

Family Overnight
August 19, 2017

Bring the whole family for this overnight adventure! Experience the Zoo after dark on a guided flashlight tour with our experienced staff. Peek at nocturnal animals on the prowl, and learn how the Zoo cares for its amazing animals! Enjoy the comfort of our air-conditioned Education building, as you participate in fun evening activities and meet one of our fantastic ambassador animals. Wake up to the many unique sounds of the Zoo and we’ll guide you on a final morning tour before the Zoo opens for the day. A pizza dinner, evening snack, and continental breakfast are included in your reservation.

More Information and Registration

Zoo Sprouts! Amazing African Painted Dogs
August 19, 2017

Zoo Sprouts is an educational program for kids to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals! We have three tracks tailored for different age groups; ages 18-23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Programs are between 30 and 60 minutes and are an excellent way to enhance your Zoo visit with hands-on learning.

These events fill up well ahead of time; choose your program and book now to reserve your space:

Zoo Sprouts - More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight
August 25, 2017

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Parents Night Out
August 26, 2017

Drop your child off for an unforgettable evening at the Zoo! Participants will explore the Zoo after dark with our overnight guides and enjoy evening activities, including a meet and greet with one of our furry, feathered, or scaly ambassadors for an up-close animal experience! This program is for kids only, dinner and snack are served.

More Information and Registration

Member Morning: African Monkeys
September 2, 2017

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Final Day – TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo
September 4, 2017

Stay cool all summer long as TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Even in the heat you can head to the Zoo for a relaxing day filled with fun, education, and amazing animals. It may be hot outside, but the Zoo is cool!

Find Out More about Chill Out

Nature Connects – Art with LEGO Bricks – Presented by Coca-Cola
September 4, 2017

Open May 27 – September 4, 2017

Explore the Houston Zoo’s special exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks Presented by Coca-Cola!
See some of your favorite animals unlike ever before, built with tens of thousands of LEGO bricks!

Get the Details About Nature Connects

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company
September 5, 2017

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company, provides free admission to the Houston Zoo on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes zoo admission after noon only, and does not include Zoo Lights, the carousel, giraffe feeding, or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter; you can get them at the gate or online ahead of time here, and save time at the gate.

Get Free Tuesday Afternoon Tickets
Tickets will be available online starting the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.

PARKING: We are expecting high attendance, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro is recommended. See our Directions and Parking webpage for more information.

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company
October 3, 2017

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company, provides free admission to the Houston Zoo on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes zoo admission after noon only, and does not include Zoo Lights, the carousel, giraffe feeding, or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter; you can get them at the gate or online ahead of time here, and save time at the gate.

Get Free Tuesday Afternoon Tickets
Tickets will be available online starting the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.

PARKING: We are expecting high attendance, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro is recommended. See our Directions and Parking webpage for more information.

Member Morning with the Cheetahs
October 7, 2017

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Member Morning with the Okapi
November 5, 2017

On this morning, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company
November 7, 2017

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company, provides free admission to the Houston Zoo on the first Tuesday Afternoon of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes zoo admission after noon only, and does not include Zoo Lights, the carousel, giraffe feeding, or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter; you can get them at the gate or online ahead of time here, and save time at the gate.

Get Free Tuesday Afternoon Tickets
Tickets will be available online starting the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.

PARKING: We are expecting high attendance, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro is recommended. See our Directions and Parking webpage for more information.

Member Morning with the Lions
December 2, 2017

On the first Saturday of each month, Members can enter the Zoo one hour before opening to the general public. Enjoy cooler weather and see the keepers prepare enrichment and animal areas all around the zoo.

Each month, a different Meet the Keeper Talk (Presented by Phillips 66) is featured at 8:30 a.m. exclusively for Zoo members. Hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about the featured animals. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home!

This event is always FREE for Zoo Members, and there’s no need to RSVP – just show up and enjoy!

More information About This Event and other Member Events

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company
December 5, 2017

Free Tuesday Afternoon sponsored by Reliant, an NRG company, provides free admission to the Houston Zoo on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes zoo admission after noon only, and does not include Zoo Lights, the carousel, giraffe feeding, or other events/attractions.

You will need a free ticket to enter; you can get them at the gate or online ahead of time here, and save time at the gate.

Get Free Tuesday Afternoon Tickets
Tickets will be available online starting the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.

PARKING: We are expecting high attendance, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro is recommended. See our Directions and Parking webpage for more information.

Subscribe to our E-News
December 31, 2017

Subscribe to our e-newsletter, and get the latest info on upcoming events, animal births and arrivals, and all the news from the Houston Zoo!

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Daily Schedule

TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING
Meet the Keeper Talks are generously sponsored by Phillips 66

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
9:15 TXU Energy Chill Out: Ice Pops Enrichment for the Andean Bear
10:00 TXU Energy Chill Out: Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
10:30 TXU Energy Chill Out: Animal Encounter in the Swap Shop in Children’s Zoo
10:30 Toro’s Training Camp at the Houston Texans Enrichment Zone in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:30 TXU Energy Chill Out: Saltwater Ice Pops in the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
12:30 TXU Energy Chill Out: Ice Pops Enrichment & Keeper Chat for Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:30 TXU Energy Chill Out: Sprinkler Bird Bath at Birds of the World
3:00 TXU Energy Chill Out: Ice Pops to Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
3:00 TXU Energy Chill Out: Ice Pops Toss at Gorilla Boardwalk in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Natural Encounters