What’s In a Name?

Houston Zoo Wants You to Help Name Its New Baby Okapi

Zookeepers have narrowed it down to four choices. Now, the choice is yours.

08/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Great Indoors

Virtual Summer Camp Options for Houston Kids

Let arachnids, marine life, and soccer skills occupy your energetic children for a few.

06/10/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

That’s one big bundle of joy

Houston Zoo Herd Trumpets Birth of Baby Elephant

The new addition brings the zoo’s herd up to 11.

05/15/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Critter Cam

Tune into the Houston Zoo for a Virtual Field Trip

The animals are welcoming visitors through Facebook Live.

03/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

Cool Yule Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 13-15

Seasonal faves, festive shows—there are tons of ways to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.

12/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

Holly, Jolly Houston

Where to See the Best Christmas Lights in Houston

It's lit.

10/28/2019 By Nicki Koetting

spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

We're really just looking for the best Halloween events at this point.

10/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

I'll Have What She's Having

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 9–11

Elephant artists, Wild Moccasins, and film screenings await.

08/09/2019 By Morgan Kinney

paw-some times

Bear Witness to This Revamped Peter and the Wolf

A Houston Zoo–ROCO partnership brings the Prokofiev classic to an expanded black bear habitat.

01/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Start your engines

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 25–27

If you like cars, you'll love this weekend.

01/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Charity

KoonsFuller Commemorates 40th Anniversary by Awarding Houston Charities

Friends, colleagues and charity representatives gathered at the Houston Zoo to celebrate the grant award winners and KoonsFuller’s success.

11/29/2018 By Laura Tracy

Santa, Baby!

All the Outdoor Holiday Events You Need to Know About

From Downtown to Bayou Bend, here's where Santa will be popping up.

11/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How the Houston Zoo Is Trying to Save the Attwater Prairie Chicken

This chicken's numbers have perilously dropped in recent decades.

09/21/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

Bear Conditioning

Get Closer Than Ever to Black Bears This Weekend

The Houston Zoo debuts its new bear habitat on Friday, August 31.

08/30/2018 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Meeting-of-the-Divas Edition

Who's the bigger diva, Trixie Mattel or Max the Sea Lion? You decide.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Wildlife

It's National Endangered Species Day! Do You Know Houston's At-Risk Animals?

Get familiar with our endangered friends.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fit To Print

Axes and Openings: Houston Food News This Week

Say hello to Fig & Olive, goodbye to Underbelly and get the latest on another axe spot.

03/08/2018 By Cory Garcia

Wolf Wolf

Peter and the Wolf Ventures into the Houston Zoo

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, alongside Horse Head Theatre and Magpies and Peacocks, will perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf inside Houston's animal kingdom.

01/12/2018 By Holly Beretto