Houston Zoo

Butterflies & More!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 – Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

09:30 AM – 12:00 PM

What do butterflies, bats, and bees all have in common? They’re pollinators of course! Learn about different pollinators and take a Zoo tour to try and find some on grounds. Discover the importance of native plants, meet an animal ambassador, and find out what you can do to help Houston pollinators thrive!

This program will be held in the Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on February 22, 2017. A mid-morning snack will be provided, a Zoo tour is incorporated into the lesson, and an animal ambassador will be met during the program. Registration for the event includes admission to the Houston Zoo.

Maximum Capacity of 30 Individuals.

About the Programs & Activities

New This Year!

You might notice that our Home School programming has changed quite a bit from years past, as has our pricing!  Some benefits of this new program style include:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Increased time on Zoo grounds
  • Hands-on activities that connect participants with wildlife
  • Eye-to-eye experiences with animal ambassadors
  • Work alongside local wildlife researchers

These programs are designed for students ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. While younger or older siblings are welcome in any class for an additional fee, please keep in mind that these programs are geared towards children of that specific age group and may not contain age appropriate activities for children outside that range.


  • Daylight Savings Time, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last admission 6pm)
    Central Standard Time, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (last admission 5pm)
    Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Zoo Members 1 Adult & Child Pair = $20 1 Extra Adult = $10 1 Extra Child = $10 Non-Members 1 Adult & Child Pair = $24 (includes admission) 1 Extra Adult = $12 (includes admission) 1 Extra Child = $12 (includes admission)

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Parking in Hermann Park and the Zoo's main lot is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation. Other parking options include using the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza at 6400 Fannin. This facility charges a parking fee.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, cotton candy, sodas, water, sno kones, Dippin’ Dots, Lemon Chill, and more.

Macaw Café

The perfect place to grab a quick bite as you enter the Zoo, Macaw Café offers a seasonal rotation of market salads and wraps, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, and a variety of treats such as parfaits, cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit.

Cypress Circle

Centrally located with a great view of Duck Lake and plenty of shade, Cypress Circle offers an ever-changing menu that includes hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, snacks, desserts, sodas, a variety of beers, and frozen alcoholic beverages. There are multiple ordering areas, offerings change all the time, and there are more options on busier days.

Twiga Cafe

Visit Twiga’s spacious, cool dining room to snack on everything from hamburgers to salads to chicken tenders. Pizza, a variety of other kids’ options, and snacks like fresh fruit, cookies, trail mix, and more are also available. You can even sit outside and watch the giraffes or rhinos while you eat!

Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, we serve Blue Bell Ice Cream as well as a variety of other desserts, including cookies, brownies, and floats. You’ll also find beverages like soda, slushes, and coffee

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