Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra presented by H-E-B, get a selfie on a giant ice throne, and take a socially distanced photo with Santa as he prepares for the holidays in his workshop!
Stroll through a 125-foot-long, Infinity Tunnel of Light, see dragons come to life in the 4-D Enchanted Forest presented by King & Spalding LLP, and experience “snow” in Texas!
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights
November 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021
5:30-10:30 p.m., last entry at 9:30 p.m.
Buy early for the best price! Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the gate.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
Note: Ticket prices are the same for adults and children. Children ages 1 and under are free. Members save $3 per ticket when you log in to purchase.
Find additional information in our Zoo Lights FAQ section below.
For the safety of Houston Zoo staff, guests, and animals, visitors 10 years and older are required to wear facial coverings that cover their nose and mouth.
Virtually WILD! Texas – students can interact LIVE with scientists & conservationists across the region. See archived videos on the Facebook page. The program lasts 45 minutes, and occurs twice a day. Check the website for specific times (they vary).
Grade Levels: This program is planned at a 3rd – 5th grade level, but participants of all ages will gain useful information.
Registration: Sign up through Region 4 ESC to gain access to each live program.
Join in to see wild places around Houston, and meet the people working hard to keep them wild.
Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.
Are you looking for a fantastic place to see an amazing array of birds? Join Houston Audubon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6 for the chance to see a multitude of species, get a good healthy walk in and enjoy the company of other outdoor loving folks. This park has miles of paved trails, wooded thickets, open grassy areas, large detention ponds with bird islands and much more. It is north of the Westpark Tollway and just north of the original Archbishop Fiorenza Park on Eldridge.
Email Mary Anne Weber at if you’d like to participate.
All About Central City Co-Op
In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.
Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.
Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!
Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.
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Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!
Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).
Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.
Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.
Looking for a place to get your children outdoors? ABNC’s EcoClasses will allow your child to explore, discover and observe (STEM). Join us for some great nature experiences! Check out their website at abnc.org for details or call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.
EcoTots are for children 18 months to 36 months with an adult every Friday.
EcoKids are for children ages 3 to 6 every Wednesday and Friday.
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7 to 12 every Wednesday and Friday.
The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting. The City Hall Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.
Downtown dwellers and employees are encouraged to walk, take Greenlink (the downtown shuttle) or ride a bike via Houston Bike Share. Garage Parking is located at 400 Rusk or metered street parking is available. Note the market is discontinued during the hottest summer, so please check the website for operating dates.
The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center and the Baytown Nature Center are hosting a free service learning club for high school teens.
Under the supervision of Christina Butcher, Baytown Nature Center Naturalist, and Wetlands Center Education Coordinator, Jina Faith, high school students, who wish to make a difference in the community, make new friends, and/or gain volunteer hours while having fun, meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm.
Participation in small conservation projects develops teamwork skills and environmental responsibility to enable the students to pick, plan and implement a larger conservation project of their choice.
Environmental Protectors Initiating Change (EPIC) is an afterschool club that meets weekly at the Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, Baytown to learn about and solve coastal environmental problems through hands-on projects.
For more events in Baytown, TX, visit Baytown’s Activities & Events calendar.
What: Stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more for preschoolers and their caregivers.
When: Every Wednesday at 4pm
This is a free, drop-in program. As a courtesy, please call the Center to let them know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that they can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.
We used to list these markets individually, but it was just too much!
- 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Kingwood Farmers Market at Kingwood Town Center Park (weekly) (3 pm to 7 pm during Daylight Saving Time)
- 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at the Bryan Museum (weekly)
- 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Westchase District Farmers Market next to St. Cyril’s of Alexandria Church (weekly) (4 to 7 pm during the summer months)
- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Mid-Main Night Market at 3500-3700 Main Street (first Thursdays)
Volunteers meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month to propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. They will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in restored prairies.