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Houston Zoo

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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
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
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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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Zoo Day

Another great visit to the zoo!!! Parking can be a challenge so get there early. Our "3" year old granddaughter had a blast feeding the giraffe's and playing in the snow.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another great visit to the zoo!!! Parking can be a challenge so get there early. Our "3" year old granddaughter had a blast feeding the giraffe's and playing in the snow.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Houston Zoo keeps improving the appearance with new additions of diverse animals and plants. It has been upgraded over the years and offers a wonderful family experience. The layout and colorful and well manicured plants are beautiful. We enjoy coming frequently and seeing the animals that are well taken care of and new additions such as the gorillas. Great... More 

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Fulshear, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since 2015 the zoo now gives military (even retired) 50% off on ticket price for 2 adults and so many child tickets (can't remember if it's 2 or 3). My spouse and I went today (Wednesday) since school started earlier this week, which meant no crowds. Even though the weather was hot and humid, the animals were visible and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much fun our kids had a blast and I love that the little concession stands had fresh fruit my kids loved it and were happy it wasn't the regular greasy concession stuff :)

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love our zoo membership and use it often in good weather! My children could visit every day and still not get bored! Make sure you go in time to feed the giraffes too!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been going to the Houston zoo for 40 years now and love it. I took my kids and now my grandchildren.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have an Annual Membership and visit the Zoo when we get some time. It is situated in the Hermann Park area. The African Exhibit and the Asian elephants are very nice. It is quite crowded during the Summer weekends and finding a parking place is difficult. It takes a while to see the whole thing. One can visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Houston Zoo is pretty darn cool, but be sure to arrive early to get parking anywhere near the Zoo. But other then that, the animals are really neat, and they have a water park for the young ones to cool off during the day. We go to go when they had the Dinosaur Exhibit, it was a bit cheesy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic place.. All the family can enjoy whit all the activities. I loved this Zoo, i hope will go again!!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Houston Zoo is a beautiful place to visit in Houston. It has such a wonderful variety of animals and it is right in the middle of Herman Park. It has lots of areas to sit down and have lunch. They also have some indoor exhibits to help you cool off during those hot Summer days. Definitely worth going if... More 

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