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Wildlife Friendly Communities

Welcome to the Houston Zoo’s newest program! Throughout the spring, we will be learning about the animals that call our backyards home and exploring new places to see them in action. Your family will get hands-on with animals, talk with experts, and create an inviting habitat so you too can become part of a Wildlife Friendly Community!

Events in this Series

February 20

For our inaugural meet up, we will spend the morning at the Zoo interacting with animals and staff building a strong foundation for our future experiences this spring.

Activities may include:

  • meeting ambassador animals in the classroom
  • practicing with binoculars to find birds on grounds
  • speaking with keepers about the animal’s natural history

March 26

Our second meet up will be all about taking action for wildlife!  Your family will team up with Zoo staff to create habitat for birds at your home.

Activities may include:

  • spotting our wild bird houses on Zoo grounds
  • building bird houses with our carpentry team
  • creating a variety of bird feeders to take home

April 18

Spend the day together at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory!  We will learn about the practice of mist netting and how it helps researchers collect valuable information about our local bird species.

Activities may include:

  • assisting with the mist-netting process
  • exploration of trails
  • helping to release birds

*This will be a day long event with picnic lunch at the Observatory.  Optional transportation from the Zoo as space allows. 

May 21

Celebrate all we’ve accomplished at our final meet-up of the season!  We will look back on all our adventures this spring, share favorite memories, and of course have some special visitors to encourage us keep up the momentum for helping save wildlife!

Activities may include:

  • photo slideshow of our adventures
  • meeting animal ambassadors
  • sharing of favorite moments & new habits

Series Details

The price for this season of experiences is $100 per person.

This cost includes:

  • one on one time with Zoo staff and animal ambassadors
  • all activity supplies (including those for bird houses & feeders)
  • snacks (and lunch?) on our day away from the Zoo
  • optional transportation to & from the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
    *if space is available and it works for your family
  • general admission to the Zoo on day of program

Ready to sign up?

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Have questions?  Contact Kate Unger via phone at (713)533-6573 or email at