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 Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, All hours subject to change - See website for more details
    Zoo Lights Times: Daytime 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Zoo Lights: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 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
  • The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. Please note, parking is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Houston Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as burgers, salads, hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, beverages and more.


Food Trucks

Our chefs are constantly working to provide Zoo guests with exciting new options for refreshments. The latest addition includes themed food trucks with a variety of savory and sweet options. Visit the Masakan truck located near our jaguar habitat for Asian inspired cuisine, and our BBQ Americana trailer for smoked meats and classic sides.


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.


Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, the Trading Post offers Dole Whips as well as a variety of other snacks and treats, including cookies, large pretzels, and popcorn. You’ll also find beverages like soda, juice and Saint Arnold beer.

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