• Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
    Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
  • Opening Friday June 21st
    Opening Friday June 21st
  • Gorilla Gender Reveal - It's A Boy!
    Gorilla Gender Reveal - It's A Boy!
    Our proud gorilla parents, 11-year-old Margaret & 26-year-old Mbundi, as well as the entire Gladys Porter Zoo staff, are excited about the birth of a baby Western lowland gorilla.
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  • Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
    Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
    For kids starting at age 4, these exciting summer camps offer games, stories, zoo tours, and up-close encounters with animals.
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  • Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
    Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
    Gladys Porter Zoo staff are ecstatic to announce the addition of two baby colobus monkeys to the collection.
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  • Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
    Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
    Give the memory of a lifetime, the opportunity to feed a giraffe.
  •  Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
    Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
    The Herpetarium at the Gladys Porter Zoo is getting a makeover.
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  •  Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
    Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
  • Conservation Program Gets National Award
    Conservation Program Gets National Award
    The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Gladys Porter Zoo received Top Honors in AZA’s 2015 North American Conservation Award for its Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Binational Conservation Program.
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  • Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- NOW OPEN
  • Opening Friday June 21st
  • Gorilla Gender Reveal - It's A Boy!
  • Summer Safari Camps – June thru August 2019
  • Two New Additions Will Soon Enjoy Their New Habitat
  • Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience
  • Herpetarium Receiving Striking New Feature
  • Now Open - Phase One Tropical Americas, El Mundo Huasteco y Totonaco
  • Conservation Program Gets National Award

Ridley Rush

You are invited to join us for our 4th Annual Ridley Rush 1 Mile Walk /Run.  This family fun run aims to raise awareness for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.  The Ridley Rush route will take you through the beautiful and scenic Gladys Porter Zoo as you experience what a baby sea turtle must endure on its […]

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Summer Safari

What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend the summer learning at the Gladys Porter Zoo? Summer Safari is the perfect place for your little one. Each day includes fun-filled activities such as puppet shows, games, stories, crafts, sing-a-longs and tours. Children will have the opportunity to explore our Zoo in a fun, […]

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Baby Gorilla Gender Reveal

Our proud gorilla parents, 11-year-old Margaret & 26-year-old Mbundi, as well as the entire Gladys Porter Zoo staff, are excited about the birth of a baby Western lowland gorilla. The baby, weighing in at 2.22 kg (4.8 lbs), was born in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 5th. To celebrate this Cinco de Mayo […]

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Animal Play Day – Mother’s Day

Join us for a Mother’s Day themed Animal Play Day at the Orangutan Palapa. Participate in fun educational activities and coloring from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Orangutan Palapa.  Our mother and daughter orangutan pair will be also receiving enrichment from their keepers at the following times: 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 […]

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Saturday Safari – Extreme Life Cycles

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too!  What creature begins its life with no wings, but can eventually fly? Some of the world’s smallest creatures undergo the most extreme physical changes during their life cycle. Come see first-hand the metamorphosis of some of the zoo’s creatures.  Classes are designed […]

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Saturday Safari – Creature Feature

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too!  Do you know why animals have such unique characteristics?  How can birds fly, fish swim and polar bears survive in freezing temperatures?  Let’s take a closer look at some zoo creatures and talk features.  Classes are designed to give students an […]

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Children’s Day of Play

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Bunny Corral

Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s bunny corral from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Bunny Corral, a visitor’s favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions about the adorable animals. On Easter Sunday, only the […]

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Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet is the Zoo’s celebration of Earth Day where we bring eco-conscious members of the community together to help share the message of conservation.  From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Zoo will spotlight conservation with fun activities, face painting, and contests for children. Local organizations will also be present to discuss […]

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Jr. Zookeeper Camp

Join the few, the proud, and the hard-working staff that gets to work with wild animals. Find out what it takes to take care of animals and get to help with some of the daily chores at the zoo. The Starlight Safari sleepover is at 6:30 pm on March 16th. (Minimum Age: 7) Hours: 8:30 […]

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