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“Great Day Trip for Family”
Review of Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
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Ranked #16 of 269 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, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Houston Zoo across from the Medical Center is a great day trip for a family of young kids. Ours are 4, 5 & 6 and it is just about perfect. Most of the venues for animal watching are "kid friendly" meaning you will not have to hold them up or prop them up to see. My personal favorite are the giraffe's. I would pack a lunch and in the summer months try to make it early to beat the heat. Parking can be an issue so bring a wagon or stroller in case you have to walk a bit.

Thank Del T
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

I think it is number one attraction in houston ..it has lots of exhibits ..it has a cool breeze even on the hottest days

Thank Bentelrab
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Needed more time but some more sign-age would have helped.
The special exibits, ask for more info, 2 grown men going into a kiddies exibit, may raise some eyebrows.
Restaurant food was great!

Thank DEVIN M
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

good for a visit with the family and enjoy the weather. I hope to come back pretty soon to have a great time

Thank Carlos B
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

I really enjoyed the visit - made me feel like a kid again. The variety and the number of animals is excellent. If you have small kids, make sure you bring something to push the kids in; the zoo is big and it can be tiring for the youngsters. Now that it's summer, best to go early as possible to avoid the heat. Overall, we loved it.

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