We’ve got tons of great events planned for 2016!
Check out these events and check back for more upcoming events and information throughout the year!
2016 Events & Education Days
Early Zoo Closing- Saturday, May 7– The Zoo will be closing at 3:30 p.m. to begin set up for our KidZoobilee event. The last admission ticket will be sold at 2:30 p.m. to ensure that all guests have the opportunity to finish the Zoo before we close. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
KidZoobilee – Saturday, May 7— Join us for our annual Kid’s event on May 7th from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy zip lines, bounce houses, face painting, rock climbing, and more! Plus enjoy kid friendly food from local restaurants. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.
Mother’s Day- Sunday, May 8– All mothers and grandmothers accompanied by their children/grandchildren will receive Free admission to the Zoo.
Missing Orangutan Mom’s Event – Sunday, May 8–Activities from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
International Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, May 14–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Endangered Species Day – Friday, May 20–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
World Turtle Day – Monday, May 23— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
International Otter Day – Friday, May 27–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pink Flamingo Day – Sunday, May 29— Keeper talks—11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
International Ungulate Day – Saturday, June 4–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
World Oceans Day – Wednesday, June 8— Activities 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Groovin’ with the Gibbons – Saturday, June 11– For information, visit here.
Providence Family Day – Saturday, June 18— We are excited to host Providence Family Day on June 18. They will be bringing 4,000+ guests to the Zoo. Parking will be limited and we will be running shuttle from off Zoo Grounds. We appreciate your patience.
Father’s Day- Sunday, June 19– All fathers and grandfathers accompanied by their children/grandchildren will receive Free admission to the Zoo.
National Bird Day – Monday, June 20— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
World Giraffe Day – Tuesday, June 21— Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
National Zookeeper Week – July 17-July 23— Keeper Talks—11:30 & 2:00
World Snake Day – Saturday, July 16— Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coral Reef Awareness Week – July 18-23–Keeper Talks—10:00 a.m.
International Tiger Day – Friday, July 29–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
International Owl Awareness Day – Thursday, August 4— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
World Lion Day – Wednesday, August 10–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
World Elephant Day – Friday, August 12–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
World Lizard Day – Sunday, August 14— Keeper talks—11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
International Orangutan Day – Friday, August 19— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
World Rhino Day – Saturday, September 22–Activities from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Croctober – Saturdays & Sundays in October— Keeper talks—11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
International Raccoon Appreciation Day – Saturday, October 1— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Brew at the Zoo – Saturday, October 8–More information coming soon.
International Sloth Day – Thursday, October 20–Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Reptile Awareness Day – Friday, October 21— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
International Gibbon Day – Monday, October 24— Keeper talks—11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Zoo Boo- Monday, October 31 – Annual Halloween event including trick or treating throughout the Zoo and themed exhibits.
H-E-B Zoo Stampede – Saturday, November 12–More information coming soon.
Wildlife Wonderland – Saturday, November 12–Activities from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Orangutan Caring Week – November 13-19— Keeper talks—11:30 & 2:00