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Houston Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 yesterday via mobile

One of the nicest, cleanest zoo's I have ever been to. Over 6000 animals, 900 plus species. We really enjoyed our day and trip there.

Thank Dreamer429106
Reviewed yesterday

After a 1 hour drive in from the suburbs we easily located the Zoo and its vast free car park. There were already several groups of schoolchildren so we were prepared for a noisy visit...this did not happen as the Zoo is big enough to...More

Thank terry187047
Reviewed 2 days ago

I’ve been to some great zoos (San Diego, London and London). Houston’s Zoo is not quite in the same league, but it is a pretty good zoo. The principal draw back of the Houston zoo is that it is in Houston, and if you’ve ever...More

Thank MutantMiscreant
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Prepare for a lot of walking and a full day. Parking is always a problem as it it always busy. It would be wise to walk with something to drink or a snack. All in all a great experience.

Thank mahendrababoolal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fall is th best time to visit the Houston Zoo. It’s cooler outside and can be a more enjoyable experience. If you get the chance to go in Oct you can go for Zoo Boo which is fun. Also Christmas time they have a lights...More

Thank ShelleyMatthews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Besides San Diego I think one would be challenged to find a zoo as nice as The Houston Zoo. It’s a great zoo with plenty to do for all ages. Even on the hottest days you can find shade, air conditioned areas, and plenty of...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a short trip, about 3 hours if not with kids. Located amidst serene Hermann park. Has a variety of animals, . A separate large place for elephants, a lone tiger, a lone puma. African animals giraffe , ostrich , zebra,. You may...More

Thank Ashurastogi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Zoo is beautiful and volunteers are friendly and helpful. Zoo opened at 9:00 on Friday for ZooBoo, But nowhere to get anything to eat or drink until 11:00. Then only 1/2 of the restaurant open. There were plenty of employees in the restaurant but no...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best zoo's I have ever been to absolutely fantastic! There are so many exhibits and animals we spent a good 5 hours here so many cool varieties! The baby elephant was the cutest thing I have ever seen! And absolutely...More

Thank lmml1974
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in town for a few days and my sister in law took myself, my husband and my kids (11&7). The botany outside the gates was beautiful and unique. After entering, I was impressed with the array of animals. Even in the heat, many...More

Thank Christen A
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June 12, 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
June 6, 2018|
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Response from ogibbs | Reviewed this property |
I live in the DFW area and went to the Houston Zoo with family that lives in Houston. I don’t know what FOTAZ is. I wish I could help but I don’t want to tell you something that may not be correct. Sorry!
May 24, 2018|
Response from Taylor M | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a deep discount, but not for free. I recommend calling the zoo directly at (713) 533-6500.