Chill Out at the Houston Zoo

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What might you have in common with a bear during the summer? You both eat frozen treats to cool off!

Stop by the Houston Zoo any Thursday morning and check out the Andean Bears enjoying their summer ‘treat’ from TXU Energy — an ice block, often containing fruit or nuts — which helps the furry animal chill out.

TXU Energy has made it even easier for you and your family to chill out, too! We’re sponsoring 14 air-conditioned chill zones around the Houston Zoo, making it the perfect place to come cool off. Spend the day checking out a variety of animals, from piranhas and electric eels in the Natural Encounters Building to chimps in The African Forest pavilion.  And don’t forget to stop by one of the four misting stations that we’ve supplied to help you beat the heat.

While you’re there, don’t miss all of the great attractions that the Houston Zoo has to offer. After watching baby elephants play in their new 80,000 gallon capacity swimming pool, settle in for The 4-D Experience that plays shows like Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure and Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole. The Wildlife Carousel lets kids climb aboard their favorite animals for a ride and don’t forget to visit the Kipp Aquarium for a look at some deep-sea wildlife, too!

And through a special promotion, you can visit the zoo all year long – for FREE! Get a free zoo membership – good for a full year – just by signing up with TXU Energy. Visit for more details.

There’s no question about it—the coolest way to chill out this summer is at the Houston Zoo with TXU Energy. Go online to to download a special discount coupon and to learn how you can get a membership for free.  And you can also find great tips and tools to help you chill out at home, too.

What animal do you want to see chill out at the zoo?