After Dark Houston Zoo

One of the most popular events at Houston Zoo is returning for a second year based on popular demand. The adults-only After Dark series will return on the third Thursday of May, June, July, and August for a special 21-and-up event that lets adults explore the zoo without their little ones before attending unique themed parties. You’ve never seen the Houston Zoo quite like this.

The first After Dark event of the 2019 season is a special “Throwback Thursday” party on May 16 at which guests are invited to celebrate their favorite elements of the 1990s. Attendees can sing and dance to an authentic 90’s cover band, play retro video games, and play yard games. Guests are encouraged to wear 90’s-themed clothing to celebrate millennials’ now-nostalgia-ridden glory days.

On June 20, the Houston Zoo’s After Dark series will host “Lone Star Soirée,” a Texas-themed event which will feature native Texas species alongside Lone Star specialties like tacos, margaritas, line dancing, and salsa dancing.

On July 18, After Dark is throwing a one-of-a-kind “Silent Disco.” Guests will be provided with headphones streaming three different channels of music synced up to the same tempo. That means this dance party is totally silent and offers guests the chance to play DJ to their own “silent” dance party held in honor of Texas’ most well-known native species, Attwater’s prairie chicken.

The last After Dark event of the 2019 season is “All About That Bubbly.” On August 15, guests will celebrate all types of sparkling or “bubbly” wines including champagne, prosecco, Cava, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear white formal or semi-formal attire to this al fresco event held outside under the stars. The zoo’s many aquatic species will be highlighted at this one-of-a-kind event.

The Houston Zoo’s After Dark series is for guests aged 21 and up with a valid photo ID only. No children or babies will be admitted for these rain or shine events. Admission is $35 per attendee which includes one free drink ticket. There are also After Dark Series 4-pack tickets which grant entrance to all four events for just $120 – a discount of $20. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Parking is available at the Zoo’s main entrance. The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030. For more information visit the Houston Zoo’s After Dark official website or call 713-533-6500.