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Houston Zoo

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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gorilla exhibit” (90 reviews)
“reptile house” (40 reviews)
“big cats” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best zoo in the city. Improvements always. The gorilla exhibit is unreal. Spend all day. Food available. Could be better. There are feeding times. Early morning is a great time to visit..

Thank K862QZaaronm
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is appropriate that the picture that accompany's TA's Houston Zoo page features an elephant. They have a very large elephant herd, including a "bachelor" herd that lives separately from the others. Their elephant enclosures are very large. They also have 5 giraffes in another...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the zoo so much that I am now a member! Always a great experience every time I come! I love to watch the animals.

Thank Kaybo09
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent zoo. It is kept quite clean and the exhibits and explanations are very good. I enjoyed my visit with my grandson and we will return.

Thank ogibbs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Who has lived in Houston and hasn't been to this zoo. It is hard when it is crazy hot outside but they got lots of animals.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am what you might call a connoisseur of zoo's. This place is probably the best zoo I have ever been to. The animals are well cared for and the zoo itself is maintained and staffed by friendly knowledgeable staff who are bursting at the...More

Thank kelroby
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm always a bit on the fence with zoo experiences. Animals should not be kept for our amusement and displayed as "exhibits", but I also understand the role of zoos in conservation as humans continue the reckless destruction of our planet and natural habitats around...More

Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit. They have a free day also ones a month. My daughter is 2 years and she loved it.

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a year memebership and went several times. We would go early... like before they opened to get good free parking and would be headed out of the zoo before they got really busy. Tons of fun lots to do and see.... Great splash...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent large portions of two days at this zoo, including our five year-old grandson and we were really impressed. We are not zoo experts but have visited probably a half-dozen large zoos across the country and this was our best experience. The reptile areas...More

Thank A_and_B_from_PA
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Barbara M
12 November 2017|
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Response from IvaMae | Reviewed this property |
Chilcren 2-11 $14 Age 12-64 $18 65+ $11.50
Barbara M
12 November 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The prices as shown by Arthur G are correct and let me just say this will be the best money you ever spend for a zoo trip. When we went it was hot and there is plenty of shade for the animals and visitors. Enjoy.
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