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Houston Zoo

#3 of 300 things to do in Houston Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love visiting the zoo. Especially in Dec to see zoo lights. Long lines to get it but worth it. My favorite exhibit is the giraffes.

Thank bperes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Apart from the fact that I do not like going to zoos due to my personal concern about animals kept in captivity, I found the zoo very interesting. I saw animals I have never seen in my life. At least the climate seemed appropriate for...More

Thank ralival
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the zoo this past weekend as part of the Houston CityPass we bought. We really enjoyed our visit. Lost to see just of course, lots of walking. We really thought it was neat that you have access to see them bathing the animals!...More

Thank Gloria2010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was the best trip for us we visited zoo twice one in December and one in July we liked it especially the new area for elephants was amazing

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a smaller zoo compared to the ones I have been too but it is also an advantage since the animals are closer together to less walking. I wish I knew that the petting zo (inside the Children's Zoo) closes at 5 and not...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been there several times ( with grandkids ) they all had a great time! I enjoyed it too. Animal enclosures were all clean and the animals all looked to be well fed and healthy.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the smaller zoos I have been to, but I liked the layout and the ample amount of cover from the heat. I visited during the mid-morning and the animals were out and visible; although not necessarily active since it was so...More

Thank hdtrvlr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Houston Zoo is Cheap and Affordable for a family outing. I believe it to be $17 for adults and (can't remember) cheaper for kids. The have a new gorilla exhibit that is worth seeing. The parking is not bad at all but I recommend...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can visit the zoo even without having or borrowing a kid. I prefer spring and fall to visit but if you can stand the heat it's a good place to visit any time of the year. Right now, July 2017 there is a newly...More

Thank traveljane2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this zoo this month. Its good for family and children. Highly recommended.

Thank kingrubio
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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.