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Houston Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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  • Average8%
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“reptile house”(43 reviews)
“giraffe feeding”(40 reviews)
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...more
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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

Love this zoo! So many updates over the years. If you are looking for something to do, visit the Houston Zoo. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hardly any animals, lots of empty pens, overall a disappointing visit. Fed the giraffe which was nice put pricey at $7 for 3 lettuce leaves.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AllyDLeeds
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place to visit, but the elephants don't seem very happy and show the typical rocking motion of animals who are bored and unhappy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dorothy271053
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It has been years since I have gotten to go to the zoo, the last time there was a bunch of construction and unfortunately that is what I remembered the most. But this time was very different. The restaurant, exhibits, animals, it was a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susantQ5521ZB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoy the Christmas lights during December and January. Many may not think of the zoo in the winter months but, it is really done up nice. Fun for the family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 452phyllism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is clean and the animals seems to be in good shapes. Too bad all the shops we're closed and we couldn't even buyan ice cream.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elenaantonaci82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the zoo late afternoon and the weather was perfect! We had the opportunity to walk around and see many animals and not melt while doing it on August weather!! The zoo is well kept, the animals look well taken care. Since the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Expatwife09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife and 2 kids here and it was a blast! Lots of different animals to see and you’re able to get a lot closer than I’m used to at other zoos. Definitely worth another trip to visit again, especially since they are adding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ketotraveler1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try to go early and avoid hot days. Animals will be hiding and not be able to seem overall a fun day for kids and adults. Buy the Houston City pass if your longer in town. Well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniela L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight January 13 was the last Christmas Lighting in the Zoo.. Me and my Family went at 5.30 PM as they start lighting at 5.00PM it was incredible,Fantastic it’s for All Ages even they are Prepared for Disabled Persons as they Rent Scooters also Wheelchairs,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Basil M
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13 January 2019|
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Response from bpgoold | Reviewed this property |
Call the zoo
21 November 2018|
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Response from M3Medina | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 por adultos , $14.00 por los niños. Yo compré un “City Pass” que es una oferta para varias entradas a parques, museo, y zoológico. Esa oferta está anunciado en el internet.
12 June 2018|
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Response from Kaybo09 | Reviewed this property |
-The Houston Zoo offers reciprocity to members of participating institutions up to a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children. -This list and associated discounts are subject to change without notice. -AZA members (all levels... More