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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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  • Average7%
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“reptile house”(43 reviews)
“giraffe feeding”(37 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 yesterday

Absolutely magical and festive! However, it was crowded and there were long lines. Nonetheless the lights were beautiful!

Thank Allyssa Marie M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo lights were beautiful. They were strung all over the zoo. Not many animals to be seen, but the giraffes were out and active. Groupon is available. Lots of families came out.

Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been to many zoo’s around the country. Really enjoyed our visit. The cold and rain didn’t even stop us from enjoying this zoo.

Thank ryant5342
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although I am not a big fan of zoos, the Houston zoo takes care of the animals well, and there seems to be enough space for the animals. The zoo is a lovely green space in which to walk. It is best to visit on...More

Thank calejandra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Zoo is large and very naturally designed. Elephant habitat was great. Watching the small elephant play and the large mother eating was fantastic. The lights were being put yup for the Christmas light display. Zoo would be great for kids! As two adults we...More

Thank LiamtheCanadian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to stay all day, take your time and enjoy this experience. The food prices are not to bad and there is plenty to choose from. We love the primate exhibit the most, but it is all fun. They have a great little gift shop...More

Thank cheryljakers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid mid summer. Adjacent to Hermann Park. Ride the train, feed the ducks, rest and relax.. Near the golf course. On the bus line.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids for the day. Friendly staff. Interesting animals. My kids love this zoo.

Thank DeeGalando
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Houston Zoo is definitely not on the scale of the San Diego Zoo or the zoo in Washington, DC. It feels really dirty so bring lots of hand wipes. We took our six year old and he loved seeing the giraffes. A lot of...More

Thank DeborahG1552
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to over a dozen zoos worldwide, we were amazed by this incredible experience. We were able to experience several presentations and each was incredible. Great value and highly recommended.

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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
6 June 2018|
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Response from ogibbs | Reviewed this property |
I live in the DFW area and went to the Houston Zoo with family that lives in Houston. I don’t know what FOTAZ is. I wish I could help but I don’t want to tell you something that may not be correct. Sorry!