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Houston Zoo

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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
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+1 713-533-6500
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 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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Beautiful place with variety of animals in relative big spaces... The kids enjoy a lot this zoo... :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place with variety of animals in relative big spaces... The kids enjoy a lot this zoo... :)

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Thank Ellen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went as a group of adults and then went again with the kids. It is worth every penny. If you like animals, get out there. The lights during Christmas are beautiful also.

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Thank Jacob H
ft worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get there early,buy tickets online and you skip regular lines. Pretty nice zoo,reasonable food prices.

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Houston zoo with the family and what a greta day out. Great attractions and really easy to get around.Well worth the money for a family to take a trip and see all the animals.

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Thank Bazstrachan
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're from San Antonio Tx and we love making the trip to the Houston Zoo! It's very clean, shady and the kids love it.

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Thank Manuel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Houston zoo was amazing place to visit with my family .Seeing all the animal it awesome place to go if you have nothing to do in Houston

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Thank camryn I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Houston Zoo has been one of the best designed Zoo's that I have visited. Very well organized, and very good atmosphere. People are friendly here.

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Thank Cesar H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVE zoos. Zoos are the best way to spend a beautiful day for us. The Houston Zoo is a beautiful zoo. The animals appear to be well taken care of & the keepers appear to truly care about the animals. The zoo presents "educational" talks about each of the animals where the keeper will talk about the animal then... More 

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Thank MarkandMelinda M
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our least favourite destination in downtown. We brought the kids and were disappointed with the enclosures and overall environment for the animals. For the size, we were expecting more of a natural experience, or parkland, not glassed in areas for the animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a wonderful place. My children have grown up in this zoo. They are always making improvements. Animals are so wonderful.

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Thank Candice P

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