Houston Zoo, Inc.

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Facility:Houston Zoo, Inc.
Description:Come see the Houston Zoo - home to more than 3,500 exotic animals representing more than 700 species. The Houston Zoo is a great place to have fun while learning! The programs are educational, the animals are always interesting, and the Zoo staff is waiting for you. Have a fun, unique and inspirational opportunity to learn about our natural world.

Your kids and family will experience an escape to an entirely different environment. Schools and teachers will have the natural world at their finger tips. Preschoolers and adults will take adventures of their own or enjoy one together. This is a Zoo for all - take a look at all that they have to offer.

Address 1:1513 N Macgregor Drive
Address 2:
Zip Code:77030-1603
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Hours:Daylight Savings Time - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Last ticket sold at 6:00 p.m.)

Central Standard Time - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Last ticket sold at 5:00 p.m.)

The Zoo is CLOSED on Christmas Day.

The McGovern Children’s Zoo and the Wildlife Carousel close 30 minutes prior to the rest of the Zoo. There is no charge to enter the Children's Zoo with your paid Zoo admission.

Every day is a new adventure at the Zoo! Check out our Daily Events to plan your day!

Discounted admission is available for groups of twenty or more if registered 3 weeks in advance. Please call 713.533.6550 to register.

Admission:Adult 12 - 64 years $8.50
Child 2 - 11 years $4.00
Children under 2 years Free
Senior 65+ years $5.00

*Wildlife Carousel $2.00
*Wildlife Carousel for Members $1.00
Telephone:(713) 533-6500
Laura Dawson, Co-op Member
We love zoos, and the Houston Zoo did not disappoint. It is very pretty and the grounds are lovely. It is a great way to spend a few hours looking at the many animal habitats. There are daily events taking place so check their website and get a schedule.
Susan, Co-op Member
Best for:
1) Nature and animal behavior study
2) Geography as it relates to habitats
3) Seeing animals you read about
4) Enjoying a family day outdoors

Peak age of enjoyment: 0-9 y.o.

Pros: natural encounters building, friendly and knowledgeable staff, meet the keeper talks, nice landscaping, part of Hermann Park complex

Cons: price, can be tough to find parking, some areas are a bit "tired", small for a big city zoo
Jill, Co-op Member
We loved the zoo. The only down side to it is that there's not an easy path to follow to see the whole zoo. It's kind of all over the place. We did a lot of back tracking. This wouldn't be a problem if you were to come often. I would go again.
S.Bates, Co-op Member
My children and I love this zoo. We go quite often. They have a nice children's area with a petting zoo that my little ones love. They have lots of classes and learning talks going on quite often. Another awesome perk is that you can take your own cooler with any of your food so you don't have to pay for food while there. I as a mom of 4 love that part!
s. king, Co-op Member
my kids really enjoy learning about different animals. the zoo gives you that option.
Brittany B., Co-op Member
LOVE THIS ZOO. Always fun, well kept.
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