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Houston Zoo

#3 of 304 things to do in Houston Features Animals
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this place! Had a membership for years. I love the sheer size and number of animals. It looks clean and well maintained. Fabulous place. Parking is hard to find on weekends so come early.

Thank 443visitor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Admission To start I very highly recommend buying the City Pass. It cost us $226 for 3 adults and a child and gave us admission to 5 places. Atmosphere I can't say enough about this zoo. It isn't quite as overwhelming as the San Diego...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and were surprised at how large the zoo was! My favorite part of the whole entire exhibit was the fact that you can pay to feed giraffes up close and personal! The other reviews about the animals looking...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite expensive to get in and drinks are very expensive inside. However there are lots of water fountains that are available. The zoo helps animals that have been treated badly in the past. We go every year and they always have something different on. This...More

Thank alinasw22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Houston zoo has grown from nothing to be the most beautiful entertaining family fun activity. My grandchildren love to go and there is so much interaction with the animals. The grounds are always clean and beautiful. Don't forget to ride the train that takes...More

Thank Pamela Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took my grandson because love animals. Great place to visit as a family or a group. Sort of expensive but very entertaining if you like animals. Usually have several new exhibitions. Easy access and not that far from Hermann Park. Surrounded by many restaurants...More

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What amazing Lego displays. My 17 month old great grandson and family had a wonderful day. We will definitely go back.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Houston Zoo was amazing the kids and I enjoyed it every bit of it even though it was hot we saw every animal also got to feed the Giraffe. An amazing experience for the kids especially during the summer when the kids can play...More

Thank Hirisen A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the Zoo as a guest with my Boyfriend and his kids. The zoo is perfectly sized to do it all in one day. There are various indoor exhibits that offer relief from the heat/rain or otherwise bad weather. They also have a new...More

Thank Leia C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very glad we took the time to walk around this zoo today. Realise there are many zoo's in the US and surely this one is up there with the best. Big area for African and Asian animals, lovely walkways, not too spread out. Drinks available...More

Thank AnselmColom
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive so. I couldn't when I went
Kendra L
10 June 2017|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available next to zoo. They have free parking off curb, if you can find a space by science museum but the walk is too far. I would recommend that for the park visit.
19 February 2017|
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Response from couldntcareless | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge you can only take a service animal.