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Houston Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I went to the zoo utilizing the Houston CityPass and it was so worth it. We were able to walk right to the front to enter the zoo and avoid the lines to purchase tickets. The zoo was absolutely spotless. We were...More

Thank Morgan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the nicest, cleanest zoo's I have ever been to. Over 6000 animals, 900 plus species. We really enjoyed our day and trip there.

Thank Dreamer429106
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a 1 hour drive in from the suburbs we easily located the Zoo and its vast free car park. There were already several groups of schoolchildren so we were prepared for a noisy visit...this did not happen as the Zoo is big enough to...More

Thank terry187047
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve been to some great zoos (San Diego, London and London). Houston’s Zoo is not quite in the same league, but it is a pretty good zoo. The principal draw back of the Houston zoo is that it is in Houston, and if you’ve ever...More

Thank MutantMiscreant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Prepare for a lot of walking and a full day. Parking is always a problem as it it always busy. It would be wise to walk with something to drink or a snack. All in all a great experience.

Thank mahendrababoolal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fall is th best time to visit the Houston Zoo. It’s cooler outside and can be a more enjoyable experience. If you get the chance to go in Oct you can go for Zoo Boo which is fun. Also Christmas time they have a lights...More

Thank ShelleyMatthews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Besides San Diego I think one would be challenged to find a zoo as nice as The Houston Zoo. It’s a great zoo with plenty to do for all ages. Even on the hottest days you can find shade, air conditioned areas, and plenty of...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a short trip, about 3 hours if not with kids. Located amidst serene Hermann park. Has a variety of animals, . A separate large place for elephants, a lone tiger, a lone puma. African animals giraffe , ostrich , zebra,. You may...More

Thank Ashurastogi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Zoo is beautiful and volunteers are friendly and helpful. Zoo opened at 9:00 on Friday for ZooBoo, But nowhere to get anything to eat or drink until 11:00. Then only 1/2 of the restaurant open. There were plenty of employees in the restaurant but no...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best zoo's I have ever been to absolutely fantastic! There are so many exhibits and animals we spent a good 5 hours here so many cool varieties! The baby elephant was the cutest thing I have ever seen! And absolutely...More

Thank lmml1974
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12 June 2018|
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Response from Kaybo09 | Reviewed this property |
-The Houston Zoo offers reciprocity to members of participating institutions up to a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children. -This list and associated discounts are subject to change without notice. -AZA members (all levels... More
6 June 2018|
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Response from ogibbs | Reviewed this property |
I live in the DFW area and went to the Houston Zoo with family that lives in Houston. I don’t know what FOTAZ is. I wish I could help but I don’t want to tell you something that may not be correct. Sorry!
24 May 2018|
Response from Taylor M | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a deep discount, but not for free. I recommend calling the zoo directly at (713) 533-6500.