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

Ice House

April’s Perfect Party

Time to bring out a table for the tough and the brave.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Under the Sea

Even the Sea Lions Eat Sustainable Seafood at the Houston Zoo

The zoo educates guests in responsible fishery practices with a special dinner.

02/17/2016 By Alice Levitt

Bayougraphy

Hanging with the Primates: A Zookeeper’s Perspective

After 11 years, Houston finally has a great ape exhibit.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Eco-Friendly Art

Washed Ashore Brings Ocean Pollution to the Forefront

The Houston Zoo's latest creative art exhibit uses debris to shed light on plastic pollution.

02/01/2016 By Max Jefferson

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 18-20

Ariana Grande in Concert, The wildLIFE Project at HCCC, Groove Fest in Downtown Houston, Yes, Indeed! Music Fest and Elephant Open House at Houston Zoo.

09/16/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

Houston Zoo Ball

Guests gathered for an evening in Africa in support of the Houston Zoo and its beloved animals.

04/30/2015

Slideshow

Simply Smashing Spring Fete

Trendy Houston bloggers and friends celebrated the launch of Houston’s newest home décor site.

04/16/2015

Article

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19 (MLK Weekend Edition)

Mel Chin's Houston takeover begins.

01/14/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 1–4

Get to 'em before they're gone

12/31/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

ZooZa at ZaZa

Young professionals FLOCKed to Hotel ZaZa to raise awareness for the Houston Zoo’s young professionals group.

08/20/2014

Design

The Houston Zoo’s Accidental Conservationist

Who will save our planet? The designers, that’s who.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

In-Town Travel

Take a Staycation: How to Spend 48 Hours in the Museum District

Ditch the car, grab your clubs, and come hungry

06/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Interview

A Chat With the Zookeeper

Or, why modern zookeeping is healthier for everyone involved

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Day Camps

You don’t have to run for the hills to find a great camp experience. Here are some day camps for science, musical, theater, and more, right here in town.

03/03/2014 By Sarah Gish