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Houston Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
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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...more
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed today

Do not miss the Elephant or Gorilla exhibits. They are awesome . Overall one of the best zoos I’ve visited. They have worked hard for entertainment and education for the people. They also have upgraded animal habitats to enhance their health and mental wellfare as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ostrichdoc
Reviewed yesterday

We travel all over the US with our 4 kids, and always make it a point to stop by local zoos. From small (Palm Springs) to large (San Diego), we have seen a bunch. Our Houston Zoo is up there at the top of our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Toro9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great views of the animals in a leisurely atmosphere. Love the zoo for a great educational experience and good treats.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jac2580
Reviewed yesterday

Went with family durning week and was so happy to see how clean it was. No horrible smell that you sometimes get with zoos. Lots to see and all the exhibits were laid out so visitors could see the animals, but that the animals were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I visited the Houston Zoo on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 and being a Houston Resident all of my life this was the worst visit we have ever had there. There is construction going on all around the Cypress Circle Café since they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ResortsAllTheWay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I found my way to the zoo as a respite from MD Anderson Cancer Center where I was keeping a friend company during treatments. It is very accessible and beautifully landscape. Signage is average. A lovely collection, especially strong in primates. It is a serious...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jonathanradvisor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Houston zoo is a large garden with a huge variety of animals. Need a full day to explore various sections that include fish, snakes, big and small mammals and domestic animals that are kept in petting zoo. Wear comfy shoes and clothes to enjoy your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zeba4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandsons love going to the Houston Zoo. Animals and their habitats are well cared for and interaction with zoo keepers is fabulous. Plenty of picnic tables to bring in drinks & snacks. There are electric scooters for rent to get around the Zoo. Wish all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours. Lots of animals, lovely landscaping (even during February). We visited in the morning and many animals were awake. Watched some elephants being bathed and fed Gigi the giraffe!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Houston zoo for the first time in about 15 years. They have made so many improvements and are still adding more exhibits. We are looking forward to seeing the new Texas wetlands exhibit, it will open this summer. We had a 9...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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