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Cool Nights at The Houston Zoo


Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is once again staying open late until 8:30 p.m., last entry in at 7:30 p.m., so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. Experience Cool Nights every Friday evening from June 26 through August 21. From 5 to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy added music and kid-friendly activities that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike! All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo Members.

Save $4 After 4 p.m.

Cool Nights are even cooler with a discount! From May 23 through September 30, Zoo guests can save $4 per adult and child admission ticket when you purchase these special online-only tickets and visit the Zoo after 4 p.m. Click on the link below to purchase your discounted tickets.

Purchase Tickets Here


The Cool Nights theme Friday, July 10, is Teddy Bear Bash and Features:

  • live music by local Tom’s Fun Band
  • Teddy Bear Clinic and parade (bring your stuffed bear)
  • Meet the Keeper talks about bears

Future Cool Nights themes:

July 17: Coolest Backyard Bash
July 24: Sports Theme
July 31: Rhythms of Africa
August 7: Fairy Tails
August 14: Under the Sea
August 21: Super Summer Send-Off


The Houston Zoo

Street Address:
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Mailing Address:
1513 Cambridge
Houston, TX 77030

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