Home School Program: Students as Field Researchers
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 – Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017
09:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Join the Houston Zoo and The Nature Conservancy at the Texas City Prairie Preserve! This day will be full of hands-on activities where students will have the chance to participate in field research techniques and explore native species in the Houston-Galveston area. Research activities may include: marine seining, insect sweeps, recording tracks and scat, testing water quality, identifying native plants, and bird watching.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an active field research day—students will get dirty and wet. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can be worn in the water, or bring a change of clothes. This program will be held at the Texas City Prairie Preserve from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on March 29, 2017. Registration for the program includes admission to the Preserve and a mid-morning snack. Please bring a picnic lunch.
Maximum Capacity of 60 Individuals.
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 Christmas Day.
- Adults 12-64 –$16 Children 2-11 – $12 Senior 65+ – $9.50 Children Under 2 – FREE Free Hours: ALWAYS FREE for members and children under 2 years The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 pm until closing. June July and August do not have Free Afternoons.
Directions & Parking
- Texas City Prairie Preserve
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.
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.
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.
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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