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Houston Zoo

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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Houston Zoo is a wonderful oasis right in the middle of the Medical Center of Houston Texas. We are regular visitors to the zoo but this last trip was amazing. So many new baby animals this year to see. Get there at opening around...More

Thank Tangy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been to many different zoos in my time and I have to say - this was my favourite by far ! The exhibits are natural and big for the animals and the elephants were probably my favourite given that their enclosure brought them...More

Thank em111989
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had most of the morning and afternoon to spend at the zoo. Many of the animals were active and in sight of visitors. The zoo personnel were friendly and helpful. The only negative was the expensive price of all the drinks. A small family...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Houston is proud to have one of the finest zoos anywhere. While it is fun to visit at any time do not miss their holiday in lights during the christmas season. Absolutley incredible experience for the entire family. Easy parking and simple to get around,...More

Thank bubbatruck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did you know that chimpanzees share 98% of our DNA? Chimpanzees have complex thoughts, feel emotions & use many vocalizations, gestures & facial expressions to communicate with members of their family & others outside their troop. Tragically, chimpanzee populations are declining at an alarming rate...More

Thank Kikijanel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a membership at the Houston Zoo. My kids love it, they keep it clean and orderly and the selection of animals is amazing. They have a playground, a petting zoo, a carousel, and you can even feed the giraffes. We love to spend...More

Thank johnathan f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The various animals were good to see. They have a great environment there. It was so realistic I thought I was at my family picnic.

Thank Wadb25
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say that other zoos do not have much on this one! Yes, San Diego Zoo is bigger with a few exotic animals but Houston Zoo has just about anything a zoo goer could want. The Connection Art Lego exhibit is very nice...More

Thank Carbonara46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the zoo with my friends daughter and had the best time. The Houston Zoo is very clean and you had a great view of all the animals. We spent the whole day there and a lot of people were at the zoo,...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the morning through early afternoon touring the zoo. Had previously gone on the zoo train and actually went on the paddle boats.

Thank Sherrie M
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive so. I couldn't when I went
Kendra L
10 June 2017|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available next to zoo. They have free parking off curb, if you can find a space by science museum but the walk is too far. I would recommend that for the park visit.
19 February 2017|
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Response from couldntcareless | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge you can only take a service animal.