Love the Houston Zoo but less than thrilled about the summer heat? We’ve got some good news for you! Starting now and lasting through the summer, the zoo will have extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays, staying open until 8 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to either extend your full day at the zoo, or arrive later to try and catch a break from the sun. The extended hours make a trip to the zoo one of the best things to do on the weekend in Houston!
In addition to longer weekend hours, a number of children’s activities are being added to the daily zoo schedule this summer. Kids can enjoy a coloring mural, play lawn games, or dance to music from a children’s DJ. And of course, guests young and old will have the opportunity to meet different animals and learn about the zoo’s conservation efforts from the keepers themselves!
The Houston Zoo is always a family favorite, with so much to see and do. In addition to the traveling Dinosaur exhibit, the new Texas Wetlands area opened over Memorial Day weekend.
Blast from the Past: Dinosaurs
From now through Labor Day, zoo guests can travel back in time to see what life was like during the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs ruled the planet. Kids will love seeing these creatures move as though they’re really alive, giving them a cool and educational glimpse into the past.
To learn more, check out our guide to Dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo.
The Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands at the Houston Zoo opened over Memorial Day Weekend as part of the zoo’s mission to protect wildlife at home and around the world. Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see some local favorites, including American alligators, bald eagles, whooping cranes and snapping turtles.
Want to save on your next visit to the zoo? Check out our guide to Houston Zoo coupons and discount ticket options.
The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030. For more information about these and many other activities taking place this summer, visit their official website.