World Oceans Day
Saturday, Jun. 11, 2016
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
It’s a well-known fact that the oceans make up a VERY large part of the planet we live on; oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth's water! Even more – we don’t know nearly as much about them as we’d like. Only about five percent of the world's oceans have been explored - there are still so many new animals and amazing environments yet to be discovered!
Make your ocean discoveries at the Houston Zoo during World Oceans Day! They'll have an activity table in the front plaza area. Check the Plan Your Visit schedule that day on the web, the kiosk or the Zoo App to find out when they'll have special Ocean Meet the Keeper Talks. And don't miss gazing at undersea life in Kipp Aquarium and in Carruth Natural Encounters.
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
- World Oceans Day activities are free - included with your paid Zoo admission and are free to Zoo members.
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
Make sure to stop by our Cypress Circle Café during your Zoo visit! It provides 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!
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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