We hadn't been to the Houston Zoo in quiet a few years until this visit. They have updated and upgraded many exhibit areas since our last visit, and some large exhibit areas are being re-done now. For comparison, I will say that we went thru the San Diego Zoo a few years ago, and can say for certain that overall, the Houston Zoo was kept in cleaner and better condition than the more famous San Diego Zoo was when we were last there. We went to every exhibit area in the zoo, but did not spend time at feedings or going to any presentations, but it still took us 4 1/2 hours (non-stop) to walk thru. They had fifteen 'Meet the Keeper' talks scheduled for the day we were there. If you go to see all of the exhibits and go to some of the talks or the 4-D experience, you may want to allow two days to get it all in. They close at 6 PM and traffic is heavy in the medical center area where the zoo is, so I suggest you plan to leave before the rush hour. Also,
this is Houston and it is hot and humid in summer months, so be prepared.
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