This May, June, and July the Houston Zoo is staying open late just for the 21-and-up crowd to serve up the fun. During After Dark, presented by TXU Energy, adults can explore the zoo at their own pace from 6-8 p.m. before the party begins at 8 p.m. Each of the three After Dark events is unique and held on the third Thursday of the month.
Adults can buy tickets for one night or bundle all three and save with a summer series ticket. Tickets are $35 for a single night, or $90 for all three events. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.houstonzoo.org/after-dark/.
Silent Disco, Thursday, May 17
Guests wear provided headphones with three different channels of music – so everyone can pick their favorite genre and dance to the rhythm.
This evening will also include up-close animal experiences, and opportunities to learn about how important dance is to one local species, the Attwater’s prairie chicken.
Sip and Sea, Thursday, June 21
During this elegant affair, guests can relax, listen to live jazz, and sip a glass of wine against the backdrop of the zoo’s historic Reflection Pool.
Guests are encouraged to wear white attire for this al fresco evening under the stars.
Zoo’s aquatic animals, like sea lions and sea turtles, will be highlighted this evening so guests can learn how the Houston Zoo is helping save them in the wild.
Goin’ Country, July 19
For the last After Dark event of the season, the zoo is kickin’ it country-style.
Guests can break out their boots and get ready to two-step and line dance to a live band, or challenge friends to a game of cornhole or horseshoes.
Plus, see who can stay on a mechanical bull for the longest ride! Some favorite party animals will also visit Masihara Pavilion, so guests can learn more about them and the important role everyone plays in saving animals in the wild.
After Dark is an adults-only event. Guests must be 21 and up. No babies or children are admitted. Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter. Parking is available at the Zoo’s main entrance. After Dark will be held rain or shine.