We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Houston Zoo

Features Animals
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Houston City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Transport to Kemah Boardwalk
More Info
and up
Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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%
Travellers talk about
“gorilla exhibit” (89 reviews)
“reptile house” (39 reviews)
“big cats” (34 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
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
Write a Review
Reviews (3,365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,088 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a delightful way to pass the day! Entertaining and educational experience!! This is one of the truly week laid out zoo experiences taking advantage of seasonable weather conditions in Houston. There is plenty to see and for kids especially, plenty to do throughout the...More

Thank Hey_Joe54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get here when it opens, parking is a nightmare anytime by lunch time. You can always park in the Med center and walk over if you don’t mind paying for parking. It gets crowded so be prepared. Their are many animals and plants. And it...More

Thank Mueller1500
Reviewed 3 days ago

We brought the kids to the zoo on a Sunday morning hoping that we would miss the crowds later in the day. That's exactly what happened! We spent 2-3 hours here and as we were leaving it was getting very busy! Long lines not just...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We attended the first “Zoo Lights” of the season last night and I must admit that I really was surprised at how well done the lights were. We’ve been to several Christmas light attractions around the Houston area and the zoo did not disappoint. It’s...More

Thank 3gatos
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were recently invited to the 100th Anniversary of the Company my husband and I work for. The event took place at the Houston Zoo as a preview of the new Houston Zoo Lights which should open to the public I believe by the end...More

Thank ThePerrys_10
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had lower expectations when I went to the zoo but have to say it was a great experience. It is not too big but they have a lot of nice animals to see. The place is also very clean and organized. The only advice...More

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love being able to get inside early and parking was a breeze. No hassle. Most all the animals were out due to the fact that it was morning breakfast time. So we got see most all the animals at their best

Thank raven3838
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title states Houston Zoo is a small city zoo. That being said we enjoyed the walk around it especially as there are many shaded areas. Crowds were minimal when we went and the cafe served fairly priced foods which were pleasant. The best...More

Thank JaynieM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could stay at the Houston Zoo all day! I love this zoo so much. I enjoy the comfort and the beauty. Most important, I love the service it is providing by allowing people to see animals that they might not see otherwise and learn...More

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo with a couple other families in our group ranging from toddler, teenager, and adult. We all had a good time and the zoo was well presented. It was fun to see animals that we don't have in the zoo in Utah....More

Thank tstokesski
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
184 reviews
1.07 km away
Monarch Restaurant & Lounge
255 reviews
1.09 km away
Bodegas Taco Shop
175 reviews
1.00 km away
Barnaby's Cafe Museum District
54 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
4,042 reviews
.88 km away
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2,162 reviews
1.17 km away
Children's Museum of Houston
1,424 reviews
.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barbara M
11 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from IvaMae | Reviewed this property |
Chilcren 2-11 $14 Age 12-64 $18 65+ $11.50
Barbara M
11 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
23 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive so. I couldn't when I went