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Adventure Programs

Teens will explore natural areas in Texas and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, etc. They will also participate in conservation projects such as beach clean-ups and habitat restoration.

  • Open to all accepted Zoo Crew members throughout the year
  • Open to all teens, ages 13-17, in non-summer months (February-April, October-December). This includes teens not accepted into the Zoo Crew program.

Upcoming Adventure Programs

April 21st: Surfside Jetty Clean-Up with the Sea Lion Team (Waitlist Only)
$50.00 per Participant

Spend the day with our Sea Lion keepers and help protect ocean animals by removing trash from the Surfside Jetty.

We will meet at the Houston Zoo in front of Gate 8 at 8:30AM and return to the Zoo at 3:30PM. Transportation will be provided by the Houston Zoo.

Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy close-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and/or wet. Also bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

 

May 5th: High Island Birding
$50.00 per Participant

High Island is an important stopping place for migratory birds. The Smith Oaks Sanctuary on High Island is a favored nesting spot for waterbirds. Every spring roseate spoonbills create a rookery, a large breeding colony, in the Smith Oaks Sanctuary. Birders come from all over to witness and photograph this incredible site.

We will meet at the Houston Zoo at Gate 8 at 8 AM. We will drive the Zoo van to High Island and spend the day exploring, birding, and observing the nesting spoonbills. We will return to the Zoo by 3 PM.

Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. Also bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, and any other necessary supplies for a day outside.


Questions? Email us at teenprograms@houstonzoo.org or call us at 713-533-6567