Houston Zoo

World Tiger Day – Spotlight on Species

Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017 – Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

09:30 AM – 02:30 PM

Tiger exhibit area

In honor of World Tiger Day, join us for a Tiger Spotlight on Species event! See our two resident Malayan Tigers, Satu and Berani, celebrate World Tiger Day with some special enrichment items in their habitat. Attend fun-filled Keeper Talks and learn all about tigers as well as palm oil, a key ingredient affecting Malayan tigers in the wild due to its effect on deforestation and habitat loss in Southeast Asia.

Stop by the Tiger Boardwalk for educational games and crafts, learn more about these amazing endangered species and see what you can do to help!

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tiger Activity Table
11:30 a.m. Tiger Keeper Interaction at the Training Window
1:15 p.m. special tiger enrichment activity
2:15 p.m. special tiger enrichment activity

Did You Know: There are more tigers in private ownership here in Texas than there are remaining in the wild (in their native habitat in India and Southeast Asia.) Tigers do not make good pets! Find out more at this event.

This event is included with your paid Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members. Members enjoy free admission year-round and many other benefits; find out more on our Membership page.


  • 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
    www.houstonzoo.org/plan-your-visit/hours/ www.houstonzoo.org/plan-your-visit/prices-and-discounts/
  • Adults 12-64: $22.95 Children 2-11: $17.95 Seniors 65+: $17.95 Children 1 and under are free. | Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month from open until closing. Online reservations are required for all guests and members during this time. Tickets will not be available at the gate. Free Tuesdays are sponsored by PNC Bank.

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.


Food Trucks

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.


Twiga Café

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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