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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gorilla exhibit” (89 reviews)
“reptile house” (39 reviews)
“big cats” (34 reviews)
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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 yesterday

I had lower expectations when I went to the zoo but have to say it was a great experience. It is not too big but they have a lot of nice animals to see. The place is also very clean and organized. The only advice...More

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love being able to get inside early and parking was a breeze. No hassle. Most all the animals were out due to the fact that it was morning breakfast time. So we got see most all the animals at their best

Thank raven3838
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As the title states Houston Zoo is a small city zoo. That being said we enjoyed the walk around it especially as there are many shaded areas. Crowds were minimal when we went and the cafe served fairly priced foods which were pleasant. The best...More

Thank JaynieM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could stay at the Houston Zoo all day! I love this zoo so much. I enjoy the comfort and the beauty. Most important, I love the service it is providing by allowing people to see animals that they might not see otherwise and learn...More

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo with a couple other families in our group ranging from toddler, teenager, and adult. We all had a good time and the zoo was well presented. It was fun to see animals that we don't have in the zoo in Utah....More

Thank tstokesski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Houston zoo has many nice attractions and a brand new gorilla sanctuary. The zoo is a little difficult to attend during the hot Houston summers but you can't beat it during Fall through Spring. If you plan on taking a little one, I would...More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Zoo. It’s a great way to spend time with the family and enjoy some beautiful animals. Also a great park near by.

Thank alq25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I chaperoned my daughter's second grade class. We had a smaller group of kids and only had a limited time in the park. We saw several animals while others habitat were under construction. The food was expensive as was the entry fees.

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always clean and comfortable. Great place at this time of the year. The food is excellent and delicious. The zoo has always something new and amazing.

Thank Loa Duarte/Jose... L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately, Houston spends money updating renovating the park to make it better for the animals as well as the visitors.

Thank Mudflap99
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Barbara M
12 November 2017|
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Response from IvaMae | Reviewed this property |
Chilcren 2-11 $14 Age 12-64 $18 65+ $11.50
Barbara M
12 November 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The prices as shown by Arthur G are correct and let me just say this will be the best money you ever spend for a zoo trip. When we went it was hot and there is plenty of shade for the animals and visitors. Enjoy.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive so. I couldn't when I went