Winter Walking Tours

Knowledgeable docents are conducting walking tours around the Zoo, upon request.  To schedule a tour, call the Education Department at (956) 546-7187 or email educ@gpz.org at least a week in advance.  Docents not only provide a tour of the facility but they also tell a range of stories from the history of the zoo to […]

Saturday Safari – Who’s on the Menu?

All living things have a connection to one another, like links on chain. Come explore components of food chains and what makes up the cyclical system called a food web. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Zoo […]

Saturday Safari – Do Animals Play?

Some animal behavior looks like play, but all this activity is serious business for animals. Young animals learn survival skills through “play”. In captivity, animals have to be given opportunities to “play”. Come help design enrichment activities for Zoo animals. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris […]

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All out-of-state residents living in the Rio Grande Valley for the winter will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price of $4.50. Residents will need to show proof of out-of-state residency. Identification such as a driver’s license, utility receipt or school ID will suffice. At least one family member must show […]

Saturday Safari – Top Zoo Chef

Zoo dieticians have to prepare meals for lots of animals every day. Come help feed some of the Zoo’s animals after you learn what they eat. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Zoo tour, arts & crafts, […]

Saturday Safari – Measuring Up

How do you find out how much a birds weighs? How do you measure how long a snake has grown? Come help zookeepers record the weights and lengths of some of the Zoo’s animals. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end […]

Saturday Safari – Dinosaurs

Walk back in time to discover a world ruled by giants. As part of the class, get to visit the robotic dinosaur exhibit. Get to know all the interesting characteristics of some of these prehistoric creatures. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. […]

Saturday Safari – If I Ran the Zoo

Learn what it takes to keep animals in a zoo. Go behind the scenes to learn more about zoo operations. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounters and snacks are included […]

Animal Play Day

Stop by the Zoo for our “Valentine’s Day” themed Animal Play Day to watch our animals interact with heart-shaped boxes and buckets filled with “sweet” treats as well as other enrichment items provided by our zookeepers. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain our Zoo inhabitants. These enrichment items are […]

Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit

Walk back in time to discover a world ruled by giants. The dinosaur exhibit will include realistic robotic dinosaurs on display. Get to know all the interesting characteristics of some of these prehistoric creatures. Admission into the exhibit is an additional $3.00.

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