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Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
713-533-6500
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As featured in Houston for young kids
Ranked #17 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Huntsville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful zoo, so many animals, great layout. Don't try to see it all in one day you will be worn out. Hermann Park is next door so you can make a day or two or three of it. The primates come up to the glass and "play" with you and the reptile house is cool, and allows you to cool... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ive been coming to this zoo for over 30 years. Some things never change but in a good way. Very clean, lines not to long. Food is ok, not to pricey. But they allow your ice chest in the park so no worries

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Zoo was fun and loved the lions!!! Took a while to find a parking place. Friendly staff. A great place for a family outing.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We love this zoo. We have gone a few times in the past couple years and it is wonderful each time. The animals looks well cared for ( have been to zoo where they didn't) staff is friendly and so helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Houston Zoo is so fantastic, it really is hard to express. Every time we visit, the exhibits have been improved and updated. Customer Service is always excellent, yet it somehow gets better with every visit. They constantly seem to have new animal births which tells me that they have a thriving program and outstanding care for their animals. The... More

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München
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The zoo is lovely. So much to do for grownups and children. From a petting zoo to an exhibition on insects, you can enjoy the animals and the wonderful park the zoo is set in.

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Temple, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff are well trained and knowledgeable. The animals appear to be well cared for, and we very much enjoyed the experience. Also seem to be animals suitable for a south Texas climate - no penguins etc.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's a nice zoo but not laid out in the best way to herd small kids from one exhibit to the next without having to backtrack to see the monkeys or the large cats or the bears for instance. We saw the giant bugs exhibit and that was great. The food is a little pricey but expected at zoos; the... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Houston Zoo is in a lovely location, it is well maintained, and the animals appear very well cared for. The grounds have plenty of shade and lots of indoor air conditioned areas to escape the heat. Plan to bring a lunch with you, as the food is overpriced, and bring a little extra cash to ride the carousel. In the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So if your in the Houston area, one thing is a must is checking out the Houston Zoo. While it is just another zoo for the most part, I found this zoo to be very well maintained, the animals seemed very pleased with their surroundings, and there is alot to see and do besides the animals. Also there is a... More

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