Día del Niño

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Intro Dia Del Nino

Día del Niño

icon BUILDING Houston Zoo
icon CALENDAR Sunday, April 29, 2018
icon LOCATION 6200 Hermann Park Dr,
Houston, TX 77030
icon TIME 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Día del Niño

Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Activities Include:

  • Zoo-wide Scavenger HuntZoo-wide Scavenger Hunt
  • Dancing and singing to the music of our children’s DJ
  • Special musical performance by Rice University’s Mariachi Luna Llena at 10:00 a.m.
  • Special dance performances by Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Houston at the Reflection Pool at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Plus, special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66 highlighting Latin American animals at the Houston Zoo featuring local Spanish-language interpreters.

10:15 a.m. – Green Anaconda at the Reptile & Amphibian House
10:15 a.m. – Green Anaconda at the Reptile & Amphibian House
10:30 a.m. – Mexican Beaded Lizard at the Reptile & Amphibian House
10:30 a.m. – Prehensile-tailed Porcupine at the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
11:00 a.m. – African Grey Parrot at Carruth Natural Encounters.
11:30 a.m. – Piranha at Carruth Natural Encounters
11:30 a.m. – Cougars
12:00 p.m. – Howler Monkeys at Wortham World of Primates
1:00 p.m. – Indoor Rainforest at Carruth Natural Encounters
2:00 p.m. – Jaguars
2:30 p.m. – Patagonian Mara at the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
2:30 p.m. – South American animals (Look for #10 on your Zoo map)
3:30 p.m. – Howler Monkeys at Wortham World of Primates

This special fiesta is included with your paid Zoo admission, and it is free for Zoo Members!

The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston is proud to participate in the annual event. Volunteers will be assisting with Meet the Keeper Talks providing translation for latino children.




This past Sunday, April 29th, nine IHCH members and their relatives volunteered at the Houston Zoo to provide interpreting services at the event, El Dia del Nino. This event was both exciting & rewarding for those who volunteered, as they were able to assist the zookeepers in providing important information about the animals to the many Spanish-only speaking children in the audience. As an added perk, the IHCH volunteers learned a great deal about the wild animals in the presentation, many of which reside in the Houston Zoo, and were able to spend quality time getting to know one another. This opportunity created wonderful memories for all those involved and sparked a great enthusiasm to participate in more events of this nature!

The Houston Zoo & the Institute of Hispanic Culture would like to thank the interpreters and their families for helping to raise awareness within the community about the importance of protecting these species. We would also like to thank Dr. Maria Rocha, IHCH Board Member and Chair of the Social & Activites committees, as she coordinated these efforts, and to those who spearheaded this informative event for the Hispanic community as it was very successful!

Andrea Isora

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