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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gorilla exhibit” (91 reviews)
“reptile house” (40 reviews)
“big cats” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made a quick pit stop to visit the zoo. Parking was VERY difficult, with lots of construction, hospital’s nearby, one way streets, etc. The zoo itself was wonderful, also a little confusing with some new exhibits going in. We went on a rainy morning...More

Thank Larson6
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plan to bring a wagon or stroller for small kids or rent a stroller. Bring waters as they are expensive to buy there!!!! A great value if you have a membership. Only complaint beside the cost of food (bring a picnic lunch—-lots of tables and...More

Thank LBHouston11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to the Houston Zoo many times over my life and fortunately it's gotten better and better over time. A long time ago, they had this "clear" plastic all around the lion and tiger exhibits that would cloud up big time, making it hard...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing I can say was bad is the parking. But we have the place problem in Memphis, TN. Every city we visit our plan is the visit the zoo. Did have time to see all of the zoo but will return when we...More

Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the birds, reptile room and walking and watching people and children. The monkeys are always entertaining and don’t miss the bears 🐻 (my favorite)🎈😍.

Thank Bobbie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Houston Zoo is just a spectacular place to spend the day. The gorilla exhibit are just awesome. You can see the gorillas up close and personal. They have seating in each area so you can really spend some time watching. The elephant enclosure is...More

Thank NativeHoustonian99
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were members of the zoo for a long time! We love everything about it! Great exhibits, incredible animals, and great interactive activities for the whole family! It’s one of our favorite places to go, any day of the week! Worth the membership.

Thank Courtney R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo, once nothing special, is now one of the nicest in the country. While limited in size by its close in Medical Center led locale, they do the most with it. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and many of the wide variety of animals...More

Thank davemh333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last visited Houston Zoo in 2009 whilst on a family visit. What an advancement in 7 years. Lots to see and do for families of all ages and couples. Real quality exhibits with plenty of information which educates and informs. Facilities simply excellent. Good...More

Thank JBG1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Houston Zoo. The pathways were so nice, lots of shade, and the animal enclosures were thoughtfully designed. We especially loved the elephants, where we saw 2 elephants playing together in an enormous pool! Currently there is a big construction project going...More

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bernethamwtate81
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Response from keifus | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s around 39 dollars for a motorised carriage.
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Deloria W
30 March 2018|
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Response from leringle | Reviewed this property |
We went on the first day of spring break and it was crowded, but did not detract from our experience. They are used to it. They even have shuttles for off site parking.
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Irene M
12 March 2018|
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Response from Zuzana N | Reviewed this property |
You can take your own food. There is many benches where you can sit and comfortable eat. I don't think anybody will have a problem with it.
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