Houston Zoo

Dia del Niño

Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 – Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018

09:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Many nations throughout the world celebrate Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, to honor and celebrate children who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. Bring the kids to the Houston Zoo on Sunday, April 29 for a Latin American celebration of music, games, and activities…created especially for kids.

Activities Planned
• Scavenger Hunt
• Dancing and singing to the music of our children’s DJ
• And, Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66 highlighting Latin American animals at the Houston Zoo
10:15 a.m. – Green Anaconda at the Reptile & Amphibian House
10:30 a.m. – Mexican Beaded Lizard at the Reptile & Amphibian House
10:30 a.m. – Prehensile-tailed Porcupine at the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
11:00 a.m. – African Grey Parrot at Carruth Natural Encounters.
11:30 a.m. – Piranha at Carruth Natural Encounters
11:30 a.m. – Cougars
12:00 p.m. – Howler Monkeys at Wortham World of Primates
1:00 p.m. – Indoor Rainforest at Carruth Natural Encounters
2:00 p.m. – Jaguars
2:30 p.m. – Patagonian Mara at the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
2:30 p.m. – South American animals (Look for #10 on your Zoo map)
3:30 p.m. – Howler Monkeys at Wortham World of Primates
This special fiesta is included with your paid Zoo admission, and it is free for Zoo Members!


  • 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
  • Adults 12-64: $19.95 Children 2-11: $15.95 Seniors 65+: $14.95 Children 1 and under are free. | The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 p.m. until closing. Does not apply to June, July and August.

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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