Houston Zoo

Zoo Ball 2018: An Evening in Borneo

Saturday, May. 5, 2018 – Saturday, May. 5, 2018

06:30 PM – 12:00 AM


Zoo Ball 2018: An Evening in Borneo
Presented by Phillips 66
Saturday, May 5, 2018
6:30 p.m. to Midnight
Honoring Jim Postl
Co-Chairs: Peggy Kostial and Macey Reasoner Stokes

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of orangutans and siamangs calling. It’s the sound of frogs, hornbills, and the steady drop of rain on the forest floor. It’s TheRhythm of the Rainforest—and our theme for Zoo Ball 2018 at the Houston Zoo!

Set for Saturday, May 5, An Evening in Borneo Presented by Phillips 66 will raise vital funds for our Houston Zoo, which works on the front lines in Borneo to protect its precious wildlife from deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production and poaching.

The annual Zoo Ball is a black-tie event with a wild twist—there’s nothing else quite like it in Houston! You’ll meet Ambassador Animals, bid on exclusive silent and live auction items, enjoy a fabulous seated dinner and dance ‘til midnight to live music from Taylor Pace Orchestra. We’ll also take this opportunity to honor Houston Zoo Board Member Jim Postl for helping grow the Zoo to unimagined heights through his leadership and generosity.

We can’t wait to celebrate and support our Houston Zoo with you at Zoo Ball!

More Information about Zoo Ball 2018


  • 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

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Parking in Hermann Park and the Zoo's main lot is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation. Other parking options include using the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza at 6400 Fannin. This facility charges a parking fee.

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.

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.

Cypress Circle

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.

Twiga Cafe

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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