Calendar ~ Events
Texas Nature Traders — Daily
This formalized program encourages kids (age 3 and older) to explore the outdoors and bring to the building fossils, rocks, bones, plants and other artifacts in exchange for points. Traders can redeem points (or save them for future use) for items in the Nature Trader inventory. Texas Nature Traders operates seven days a week, opening at 11 a.m. and closing one hour before the Zoo closes. Click here for more details.
Member Mondays — June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Members are invited to visit the Zoo each Monday in June as we open at 9 a.m. for Zoo members and their guests. In addition to seeing your favorite animals on Mondays, members are able to enjoy unlimited train and carousel rides for free all day long! Don’t forget to cool off at Safari Splash during your trip. Members can explore the Zoo’s newest attraction, a 14,000 zero-depth splash park, on Mondays in June at no additional cost. Click here to learn more about Zoo membership.
Summer Zoo Camp — June 15 to Aug. 21
This summer, 10 weeks of exciting, themed adventures are planned for children age 3 to sixth grade. Each camp session runs Monday through Friday and includes a T-shirt, keeper chats, Zoo excursions and more. Registration opens April 3. Click here for more information.
Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School Camps — June 29 to Aug. 7
Returning for a second year are middle school summer camps! A variety of camps are offered to students entering seventh and eighth grades this summer, including sessions on photography, cartography, zoo design and weekend overnight camps. Registration opens April 3. Click here for details.
Zoo Careers Camp — June 21 to July 31
This five-day, overnight camp is an amazing opportunity for high school students entering ninth through 12th grades who are interested in zoological sciences, conservation and animal-related careers. Campers will learn about animal care, maintenance, training and will get hands-on experience as they accompany animal staff on daily schedules, participate in animal care activities and much more. Click here for details, including registration information.
Zoo Preschool — September 2014 to May 2015
Preschoolers will have fun learning about habitats and animal homes. Your 3-, 4- or 5-year-old will meet once per week, Monday through Thursday, from September to May. Click here for more information.