Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019 – Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Guests wear provided headphones with three different channels of music – so everyone can pick their favorite genre and dance to the rhythm.
This evening will also include up-close animal experiences, and opportunities to learn about how important dance is to one local species, the Attwater’s prairie chicken. Other activities include arm marbling, temporary blacklight airbrush tattoos, and giant lawn games including Jenga, Connect Four, Ring Toss, and Cornhole.
Ticket Cost: $35
Note: Tickets include 1 free drink per guest.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Guests may explore the zoo, ride the carousel and view TXU Energy Presents Dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo!
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Party at the Reflection Pool which will transform into a club
Specialty Drink: Disco Tea
Behind the nutty sweetness of the Amaretto, the Scotch adds a smoky & briny flavor creating the perfect balance with two spirits that simply complement each other.
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets will be sold at the event for an increased cost.
After Dark Series
Enjoy the Zoo with food, adult beverages and no kids! Don’t miss the newest way to experience the Houston Zoo. The Zoo is staying open late just for the 21-and-up crowd.
If you purchase the After Dark 3-Pack, you can save $15! The 3-Pack series includes:
After Dark 3-Pack Series Cost: $90
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Events at Houston Zoo
Oct. 25 – Oct. 25, 2019
Programs & Activities
Special Edition Zoo Sprouts! Spooky Sprout Safari (18-23 months)
Oct. 26 – Oct. 26, 2019
Programs & Activities
Special Edition Zoo Sprouts! Spooky Sprout Safari (4-5 years)
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