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 14th. (Min. Age: 7) 9 a.m. […]

Saturday Safari – Bee Friends

Do plants and animals make friends? Come learn about plant and animal relationships and how important they are for survival. You will be surprised to discover some of this interesting animal plant connections. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at […]

Saturday Safari – Creature Feature

Do you know why animals have such unique characteristics? How can birds fly, fish swim and polar bears survive freezing temperatures? Let’s take a closer look at some the zoo creatures and talk features. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m. and end […]

Animal Play Day

Stop by the Zoo on our Animal Play Day to watch animals interact with enrichment items that are given to them by our zookeepers. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain our Zoo inhabitants. These enrichment items are a vital component to the health and well-being of our animal collection. […]

Saturday Safari – Extreme Life-cycles

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. Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. Parents can join, too. Safaris begin […]

Saturday Safari – Habitat Sweet Habitat

Learn what animals consider home. Identify various animal homes by the elements present that make it perfectly suitable for living. 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 […]

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, […]

Animal Play Day

Stop by the Zoo on our Animal Play Day to watch animals interact with enrichment items that are given to them by our zookeepers. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain our Zoo inhabitants. These enrichment items are a vital component to the health and well-being of our animal collection. […]

Saturday Morning Safari

Kids and parents have been having a great time in our Animal classes. Enroll your child for Saturday morning classes at the Zoo. You can join, too. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Zoo tour, snack, materials and supplies are included in each class. Fee is $15.00 per child or adult […]

Oceanarium

The Urban Science Initiative, Inc. and the Gladys Porter Zoo are teaming up once again to present the exciting ocean science program, Oceanarium from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is an ocean science educational event that provides unique opportunities for students, parents, teachers, and others to engage in science. Visitors will be able to […]

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