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Houston Zoo

Elephant Open House

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016

08:00 AM – 10:30 AM
US/Central

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Did you know that the elephants at the Houston Zoo eat about 700 pounds of food a day? Learn all about what they eat and more at the Elephant Open House event!

Thai, Methai, Shanti, Tess, Tucker, Tupelo, Baylor & Duncan invite you to GET AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK at their large home.

At this event, you will immerse yourself into the daily lives of elephant Zookeepers and the magnificent animals they care for. The elephant barn will be open exclusively for Open House attendees to explore, and each stall will feature different aspects of the elephants’ daily lives, like diets, care, training and more!

About the Programs & Activities

The morning also includes a complimentary continental breakfast. The Houston Zoo is making strides to reduce plastics, including bottled water, to help save animals like sea turtles in the wild.  Please bring your reusable water bottle with you to this event.

You won’t want to miss this special opportunity. All proceeds raised go to elephant conservation!

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • 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
  • Non Members, Per Person – $65 Zoo Members, Per Person – $55 Children UNDER 2 are FREE

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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