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 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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