Zoos & Wildlife

Houston Zoo

Houston, TX

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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030 Number: 713-533-6500 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Houston Zoo in Texas is a fantastic day out for the whole family. With over 6000 animal residents its a great opportunity to see a huge animal variety.  Thier  mission statement is "The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife."

Many exhibits including: African Forrest, Bird Habitat, Bug House, Galapagos Islands, Giraffe Deeding Platform, Reptile and Amphibian Habitat, Sea Lion Habitat, Wortham World Of primates and much more. 

The Houston Zoo connects individuals to animals to motivate them to take action to save wildlife in the wild. They are dedicated to leading the global effort to save animals in the wild by connecting people to animals. Each year, over two million people visit the zoo to meet its incredible animals and ecosystems, and they help fund the zoo's conservation efforts by purchasing an admission ticket or membership. They contribute to 49 wildlife preservation efforts in 27 nations through guests' visits to the zoo. We are proud to be the second most visited zoo in the US and the most-popular cultural attraction in the region.

Many animal encounters are vailable at the zoo wioth a portion of mopney raised going towards protecting animals in the wild.The Houston Zoo is an active partner in the AZA's Species Survival Plan (SSP) Program, a population management and conservation program for selected species housed in North American zoos.


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How much does it cost?



$23.20 - But flexi-pricing occurs depending on booking time



$18.40 - But flexi-pricing occurs depending on booking time


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Any top tips?


Please allow plenty of time for parking and arrival. The Zoo opens at 9 a.m., and you are welcome to visit the Zoo before and after your Animal Encounter. Guests who arrive 5 minutes or more late will not be permitted to join the experience. Select areas of the Zoo are equipped with Wi-Fi.

I'm Hungry!


There are plenty of dining options available at the zoo. Twiga Café, Cypress Circle Café and even dining at food trucks

Healthy Eating Most menus contain healthy eating options so you can be sure you have the option tom eat well.

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Where is it at?


The Zoo is located in Hermann Park, near the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. Main Entrance is at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.

Teachers corner


The zoo offers extensive filed trip opportunities and has a whole section on working with educators on their website for further information.

Can I get one of those?


Plenty of souvenirs are available in the extensive gift shop.

Need a little extra help?


Renting a stroller, scooter, wheelchair, or wagon is possible. You can rent scooters, wheelchairs, wagons, and strollers to help get around the zoo.

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When can we go?

Open daily: 9am–5pm

Open throughout the year. Check website for holiday closures.

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