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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outside of Zoo Lights, we love this zoo! Lots to do and very beautiful. I was a little off put by Zoo Lights however as it really has nothing to do with the zoo other than being there. The main walk way is blocked off...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day at the Houston Zoo communing with the animals ... a great representation and variety displayed at reasonably close range for an up and close personal encounter. The Zoo staff were friendly and helpful when asked questions/directions. If you are an animal...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of the top attractions, seals show is very nice, the lions were a little lazy but the jaguar was nice and very active. Elephant exhibit is also bey nice. I wouldn't rate it 5 because there are a lot of bad exhibits that...More

Thank Ahmed S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Houston Zoo is clean, organized and full of great animal displays. The orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas were our favorites - you can really get up close and personal with the glass enclosures. It’s also great for kids. I highly recommend a visit to the...More

Thank chuckwhite2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great experience at Zoo Boo! We brought my 2 year old nephew, and he had so much fun! There are cute decorations, there was a maze, pumpkin paintings, and all. Great activities for kids, and we all still get to see the animals!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s so so big! I actually want to go again because we had to skip a couple of places due to closing time. The parking is a bit of an issue so you might have to park somewhere else and take the trolley which is...More

Thank mrslisa_ger
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fair place to spend the day. The pricing is average as expected and the cost of food and drinks inside are of course high. The animals were mostly inactive when we went. You could see most of them just laying around. They do...More

Thank Apollonia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with great animal attractions. There is Christmas lighting a through out the Zoo.There is interactive parts in the Zoo. Feeding of the animals. Beautiful landscaping.

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was a little rainy, but it was still a great afternoon. The staff was helpful and always nearby to answer questions. The animals seemed to be well-cared for and happy.

Thank WineFoodTravels06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tickets online and went Saturday, December 2. Arrived an hour before opening, got the very last parking spot in the overflow lot, and the line was already hundreds of yards long just to get in the door when it opened. They sell thousands...More

Thank bikeandrow
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Barbara M
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Response from IvaMae | Reviewed this property |
Chilcren 2-11 $14 Age 12-64 $18 65+ $11.50
Barbara M
11 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.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive so. I couldn't when I went