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

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Wild

Feast With the Beasts Is More Fun Than You Knew

Eating a bundt cake while meeting a sloth? Heaven.

11/06/2017 Videography by Alice Levitt

Zoo Babies

Checking In On Houston’s Zoo Babies

Because we know it’s your No. 1 concern right now.

09/22/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Neighborhood Guide

Everything You Need to Know About the Museum District

Exploring the ins and outs of Houston's cultural hub.

08/15/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Jolie Laide

Meet Gus, Houston Zoo's Newest Baby

You'll be surprised how cute a baby warthog can be.

06/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Is-All-News-Really-Good-News Edition

Houston has seen it all lately, from illegal seafood scams to baby giraffes.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Family Fun

Fill Your Baskets at This Weekend's Easter Egg Hunts

Plus: a Peeps-themed art contest!

04/12/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

News

The Houston Zoo Is the Second Most-Visited Zoo in the Nation, All Thanks to You

Just 15 years ago, the Zoo was chronically underfunded — but that was before a public-private partnership changed everything.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Going Wild

The Houston Zoo's New Food Program Is Delicious, Sustainable and Getting Better

As of January 21, everything from bread to chicken tenders is homemade, but just wait for the barbecue pit.

02/01/2017 By Alice Levitt

Get Out

Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dec 16–18

What to Hear, See and Do This Weekend

Day for Night makes noise downtown, the Houston Zoo goes wild with lights and Moody Gardens freezes over.

12/15/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Long Goodbye

Meet One of Houston Zoo’s Oldest Residents: Succotash the Sloth

The so-called “Grumpy Cat of wild animals” is a bit of a mystery.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Weekend Warrior

What to Do, See and Celebrate this Weekend: June 24—26

Cheer on the Pride parade, fais do-do at the zydeco festival and stick your neck out for a giraffe.

06/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis