Twilight Safari: The Bear Necessities (4-6 year olds)
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
Experience the Zoo in a new light and without the crowds! Discover which animals are headed to bed and which ones are just waking up on a sunset adventure.
Climbing, foraging for food, and taking a nap or two –come discover what it takes to grow up on the wild side! For this evening adventure, we’ll amble over to visit our new black bear habitat and check out some of our other animal residents. Get ready to learn all the ways we keep our animals safe and happy –just like your family cares for you!
This program includes a staff-guided tour of the Zoo, activities intended to inspire play and exploration, up-close encounters with our Ambassador Animals and an evening snack.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Open 7 days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (last admission 4:00 pm)
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, All hours subject to change; see website for more details -
- Buy tickets: Online reservations are required for all guests. Members do not need reservations and can enter through our Member Entrance. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Buy tickets early for the best price! Free Tuesdays: Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month from open until closing. See Prices & Discounts.
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. See parking options in Hermann Park.
Special Offers / Dining
Make sure to stop by Cypress Circle Café! This Green Restaurant Certified conscientious café focuses on providing locally sourced, sustainable fares that are delicious and wholesome for the entire family. You can skip the line and place your order online here.
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.
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.
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. Sit outside and watch the giraffes or rhinos while you eat!
Albert & Ethel 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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