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Houston Zoo

#3 of 301 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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  • 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

This please has a lot of stuff to see and the works all there are very very very nice. The zoo has a lot over to do and the food it really good too. The new area for the gorillas 🦍 is very nice glad...More

Thank Calhoun2010
Reviewed yesterday

We visited on our last day in Houston and spent 5hrs trying to see everything with just stops for lunch and refreshments. If we had the time we would have stayed longer as it's quite a big space to cover with so much to see....More

Thank T D B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo was awesome! My only complaint is that it seemed a little unorganized. It was a little hard to navigate, even with a map. But still had so many amazing and unique animals.

Thank Gianna R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to several zoo's in different states. The people at the Houston Zoo was very friendly. They made you feel welcomed the moment you walked on the property. There are plenty of animals to see. My family and I enjoyed ourselves

Thank nique430
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last year around Christmas time the zoo was lit up with beautiful lights and music that you could go through at night. But be careful with strollers as some of the spaces can get very crowded and people don't mind bumping into your strollers. Other...More

Thank 487felicias
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love visiting the zoo. Especially in Dec to see zoo lights. Long lines to get it but worth it. My favorite exhibit is the giraffes.

Thank bperes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Apart from the fact that I do not like going to zoos due to my personal concern about animals kept in captivity, I found the zoo very interesting. I saw animals I have never seen in my life. At least the climate seemed appropriate for...More

Thank ralival
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the zoo this past weekend as part of the Houston CityPass we bought. We really enjoyed our visit. Lost to see just of course, lots of walking. We really thought it was neat that you have access to see them bathing the animals!...More

Thank Gloria2010
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was the best trip for us we visited zoo twice one in December and one in July we liked it especially the new area for elephants was amazing

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smaller zoo compared to the ones I have been too but it is also an advantage since the animals are closer together to less walking. I wish I knew that the petting zo (inside the Children's Zoo) closes at 5 and not...More

Thank N B
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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
9 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.