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Houston Zoo

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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
Phone Number:
+1 713-533-6500
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience...

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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Sunday well spent

More animals than I expected, with educational question/answer sessions at multiple locations throughout the day. Great for kids and adults alike!

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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More animals than I expected, with educational question/answer sessions at multiple locations throughout the day. Great for kids and adults alike!

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houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bring a picnic lunch and wear comfortable walking shoes. Enjoy family time outside with plenty of reading, watching and learning about animals from all over the world. The zoo has made improvements with added spaces for more animals including the human kind!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for the price at $18 for an adult! Also nice that the zoo is so large it never seems packed. We were able to see every animal. My only issues were that I was underwhelmed with the animal exhibits. There were one animal per most exhibits so a little boring. Also a lot of birds but they're boring too.... More 

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Sims, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We headed here on a Sat morning in Feb not sure what to expect crowds wise, but were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't very crowded. Entrance was included as part of a houston city pass that we purchased and we were able to find parking in hermann park for free which was nice. We spent a couple hours wandering around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a native Houstonian, it is great to see the city make such amazing improvements to the zoo in recent years. I'm now a grandmother, and I delight in taking my grands to see all the wonderful animal exhibits. Feeding the giraffes is a pricey extra, but the joy on little faces is worth every penny + it's really about... More 

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Canton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous property. Great staff. So much to see and do. Wide variety of animals. Great way to spend an entire day.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is well laid out and customer friendly. The park surrounding it is well maintained and offers activities for all ages. The museums and art centers are close by.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We probably go to the zoo once a month. The animals always look very healthy and awake when we visit. They always have special events at different times of the year. The Zoo Boo and the Zoo Lights are our favorites.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a rainy day, so a lot of the animals were hiding indoors, which was understandable. The zoo would be a lot better if they made an effort to improve the drainage for the walk ways as some areas were impassable, meaning you had to find another, much longer way to get to the desired area. There were,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went during Zoo Lights. I wish we had gone earlier in the day so the animals were more active but still a fun trip.

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