Zoo Sprouts! 4 to 5 Years
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 – Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Amazing African Painted Dogs
You may think they look just like any old dog but there is not a woof, bark or howl in sight. Get introduced to our African painted dog pack and see what makes them a more than average K9!
Set out on an expedition to uncover how some of our animals interact with their environment, and then see if you can act just like them! In this program, 4 to 5-year-old children along with their favorite adults will learn the insides and out of some our Zoo animals. Come interact with the natural world, play together and experience our animals.
These programs are Wednesdays and Saturdays @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Be sure to allow plenty of time for parking and arrival on Saturdays. ***Please note that 4-5 classes will begin at 9:30 am starting in September.
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
- 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.
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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