Houston Zoo Cool Nights, Discounted Tickets, & Dinosaurs

Posted on Jun 3 2016 - 4:23pm by Beth

Houston Zoo Cool Nights

The Houston Zoo is offering Cool Nights again this summer.  They will stay open late until 8:30 p.m. so that you can enjoy the animals when it is "cooler".  The Cool Nights will take place on Friday evenings from June 10 to August 5.  There will be music, fun family activities, and animal fun from 5-8pm.  All activities are included in the zoo admission and are free for zoo members.  

Discounted Tickets

During the summer, the zoo is offering a special rate for all tickets after 4pm.  You can save $4 per ticket when you arrive after 4.  The tickets can be purchased anytime.  They are valid from May 28 to September 30, 2016.  The adult rate is $13, and the child rate is $9. Click here to purchase these discounted tickets online.


The Dinosaurs are at the zoo from May 28 to September 5, 2016. The zoo has recreated the world of the dinosaurs by adding huge green trees, prehistoric plants, and lots of dinosaurs.  The dinosaurs move their heads, arms, and tails.  They even spit water.  You'll see the following dinosaurs during your walk on the path - Amargasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Citipati, Diabloceratops, Dilophosaurus, Parasauralophus, Plateosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Tyronnasaurus, and the Utahraptor.  There will also be dino-themed food, drinks and momentos.   The Houston Zoo cool nights and discount  

Cool Nights Calendar:

June 10 - Snowin' in the South - There will be snow so you can make a snowman or a snow angel. June 17 - Zoovie Night - Watch the movie Alvin & the Chipmunks:  Road Chip on a giant screen.  There will be music, games, and activities too. June 24 - Coolest Backyard Bash - There will be music, outdoor games, and lots of other fun activities. July 1 - Red, White, & Zoo - Celebrate the 4th of July by making a flag, marching in a parade with Uncle Sam, and looking for animals with red, white and blue. July 8 - Dino-mite - Tour the Dinosaur exhibit and watch Jurassic Park on the big screen. July 15 - Teddy Bear Bash - Bring your teddy bear to the zoo, dance in the Teddy Bear parade, and learn all about the bears. July 22 - Under the Sea - Learn about the marine animals and how to keep them healthy in the ocean.  The splash pad will be open late. July 29 - Fairy TAILS - You're invited to wear your favorite gown or costume. August 5 - Zoolympics - You'll train like an Olympian by testing your strength, speed and balance.  You'll learn how to save animals in the wild.  This is the last Cool Night of the summer.  There will also be a move on the big screen, Kung Fu Panda 3.  


To learn more about cool nights or the summer discount, please click here.  

Other Summer Things to do In Houston:

Summer Bucket List - Over 300 things to do - Click here. Organize your Summer Bucket List - Click here. Summer Camps - Click here. Houston Zoo - Cool Nights & Discounted Tickets - Click here. Aquarium 1/2 price Tuesdays - Click here. Waterparks in Houston and all over Texas - Click here. Free Summer Bowling for kids - Click here. Houston Splash Pads - Click here. Houston Library Summer Reading Program - Click here.    

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