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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: 713-533-6500
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience...
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.
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I love going to the Houston zoo. Lots of fun, and they seem to update the exhibits often. I really enjoyed feeding the giraffes, and the gorilla exhibit will be opening in May... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I love going to the Houston zoo. Lots of fun, and they seem to update the exhibits often. I really enjoyed feeding the giraffes, and the gorilla exhibit will be opening in May 2015. Definitely worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My sisters love this place. The food is expensive though so i always recommend bringing snacks and drinks for small children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Fun day at the Houston Zoo. Good for the family, a lot for the kids to see. Easy to get around and the GPS app makes life a lot easier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I really love this zoo - it is a lot of fun, and is well laid out. Visit during the late day or even to avoid the heat most of the year.

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I joined two young couples with toddlers to spend an afternoon wondering around the Houston Zoo; everybody had a great time and left with a desire to return again soon. The animal habitats appeared to be well designed and the animals looked very well cared for. Most importantly the three year olds could see many of the animals without having... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Being used to the Bronx Zoo in NYC, we were pleased to see the variety of animals at this smaller zoo. The Map was very well done and easy to navigate. The Keepers were very knowledgeable about there animals. They were lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, red pandas, you name it. We did not tour the Children's petting zoo or the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I go to zoos every city we visit and this ranks in our top three. Make sure you take enough time to explore all the exhibits. It is a lot of walking but easy to navigate through. The sea lion show was adorable. Excellent for kids and adults. Only complaint; way too many bird exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the zoo recently while visiting some friends in Houston. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of animals that they had there: we thoroughly enjoyed the variety of animals we saw! The only unsettling part was that I truly felt that a fair number of the animals did not have sufficient space to live in. The enclosures looked... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was visiting Houston for a short time and wanted to go to the Zoo. The weather was amazing and it was a Saturday so the zoo was fairly busy. Lots of animals to see and take photo's of. During my visit at the zoo I needed a drink and a snack so we grabbed some fries and a Dr... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I went to the houston zoo before when it was under different ownership. It has gotten soooo much better. It still has the same layout but there are more features for the animals and they honestly look better than before. I will be going several times every year for now on!

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