Houston Zoo


Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 – Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

09:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Egg-citing Animal Enrichment

Join us as our animals participate in their very own egg hunt! Our gorillas, meerkats, and even the elephants are receiving their own egg-themed enrichment throughout the day. Visit them at their habitats in the Houston Zoo and see them hunt, eat, and play with eggs of all sizes!

This event is included with your paid Zoo admission and is free for Zoo Members.

Children’s Activities

In addition to all the enriching activities we’re preparing for our animals, don’t forget to grab your egg-themed scavenger hunt in the Zoo’s front plaza before you start your day. Find all the fun egg facts throughout the Zoo to learn about how incredible diverse eggs are across the animal world.

Look for all different types of egg enrichment in the these animal habitats throughout the day:

9:30 Gorillas
9:30 Lions
10:00 Tapir
10:00 Chimpanzees
10:30 Natural Encounters
10:30 Elephants
10:30 Patas Monkeys – Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Orangutans
11:30 African Painted Dogs
1:00 Natural Encounters
1:30 Sea Lion Show
1:30 Komodo Dragon – Reptile & Amphibian House
1:30 Anegada Island Iguana – Reptile & Amphibian House
1:30 Fossa – Small Cats
2:00 Meerkats


  • 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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