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“A wonderful zoo in the heart of the city!”
Review of Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
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$79.95*
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Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour
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Houston City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Transport to Kemah Boardwalk
Ranked #3 of 318 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 4, 2014

New exhibits are constanting creating natural habitats for these animals. The giraffe and elephant exhibits are quite fun and entertaining. You and your children will stay engaged during the entire visit.

Thank Betty7707
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Free parking. Since it was part of the City Pass, we went there. The zoo is small but nice to walk around. Some of the admissions to the zoo and museums are free on Thursday at certain hours.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ok, so I am a 60 year old grandma. I took my grandson, homeschooler to Homeschool day (Houston Zoo Vertebrate Ventures) training. And, yes, it was an actual educational, informative, interactive, and fun guided tour and training.
Training sessions were just long enough to keep the kids interested.
Houston Zoo employees/trainers are using a very good interactive training technique.
It was a nice fun and educational experience for my grandson.
I am so very impressed and pleasantly surprised with Zoo staff, their ability, wide variety of knowledge, and patience. Great Job! Kudos!... and keep up the good work.

Thank Mara19602014
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

One Day, when Animals in Zoo's have all the Natural Rooms and Freedoms of their Needs and we can somehow manage to Respect and Love them without caging them or taking their Souls...I can say I am all about a Zoo!! But as far as Zoo's go, this was a Lovely, place to find a Safety Meeting and Love some Pretty, Loveable Miracles!! Oh Those *FACES*!!!! XOX

Thank Jeanieghl420
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Beautiful zoo. Lots of animals to see. Very well designed. Lots of places to eat or get snacks. Very clean.

Thank Stacy W
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