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Houston Zoo

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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 today

Lots of walking, but very interesting. A little confusing about where some things were. Small vendors were not open when we were there.

Thank Waller2013
Reviewed today

A very good place to spend a Saturday with the family. they have a good variety of animals and species. It is not too big but you can enjoy it anyways

Thank Cesar M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit zoos in every city we visit, and the Houston zoo is by far our favorite. All the animals were out. There were so many shows and experiences to see. The highlight was getting to see the Elephants get their bath.

Thank amberdfiedler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I let my family choose we’d go to the zoo ever weekend! My only complaint is parking, never enough, so be prepared to circle the lots several times. The zoo itself is large and offers a grand variety of exhibits and animals to see!...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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.