Go on an adventure with your child around the Zoo at the 11th Annual Kids Appreciation Day presented by H-E-B and News Center 23. This year, to further celebrate the soon to be open South Texas Discovery Center, we will highlight creatures that make South Texas their home. Every child receives a special passport which takes them on a scavenger hunt around the Zoo where they will visit themed activity stations focusing on health and wellness, safety, animal conservation and enrichment. Once their passport is full they will be eligible to enter a drawing for back-to-school prizes.


In honor of Kids Appreciation Day, the Zoo will also giveaway goodie bags for the first 1,000 children that complete their passports! The goodie bags will be stuffed with a H-E-B Buddy School supplies like crayons, safety scissors, glue stick and pencil sharpener courtesy of H-E-B. Kids Appreciation Day coincides with National KidsDay, which is a day set aside each year to celebrate and honor America’s children by spending meaningful time with them. Event is free with regular paid admission or Zoo membership. Admit one child free with paid adult coupons are available for pick-up at News Center 23 in Brownsville and McAllen.