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El Paso Zoo

#6 of 90 things to do in El Paso Features Animals
4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Great Place to Visit in El Paso

The El Paso zoo is a great place to visit with children. The zoo has many different animals that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jodi H
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Beat the Heat

We spent a couple of days at the zoo, about 4 hours in total. Sawa a fun bird show, but toddler... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter W
New Hampshire
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Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring, and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4001 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905-4223
+1 915-212-0966
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The El Paso zoo is a great place to visit with children. The zoo has many different animals that you don't get to see at other zoos. They also have a great historical exhibit about animals that the Spanish brought to the area with the...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a couple of days at the zoo, about 4 hours in total. Sawa a fun bird show, but toddler loved the water feature. He was able to play in the fountains with many other kids. A great way to beat the blistering June...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have lived in El Paso 5 years and never went to the zoo, thinking it could not be good for a place like El Paso. I was wrong. Good size, clean, nice place for animals as far as zoos go. I will go back....More

Thank wkfo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a smaller zoo than others I've visited but very nice. Easy to navigate, great lil amenities for the children including a water fountain play area and tree house, if I had the kids with me there would have been some serious tree house fun....More

Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we decided to go to the on Sunday and take our 17mo old boy for his first visit. Of course not the first time we've been there. We've been to bigger zoo's but we still enjoy our little zoo. With all the recent renovations...More

Thank PaulRod201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey Guys, Stop complaining that there is nothing to do in El Paso and go and visit El Paso Zoo. Take your kids and they are going to Love It!!! Nice environment, nice animals (at least better than the ones that you can find at...More

Thank Jesus C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The el paso zoo is the place to go if u have kids and like animals. Theres a variety of animals and fun adventures u can do there at the zoo. They always give good prices when a big family goes it will be cheaper.

Thank Selena R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very disappointing. sign says it should take 2-3hrs, but we were done in 45 minutes. most of the exhibits were empty, closed or under construction. bathrooms were filthy, no toilet paper. staff was rude, ignorant and unhelpful. we visit zoos everywhere we go, and have...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the zoo with my kindergarten class. It was the first time I had been since all the renovations since my kids are older. I was pleasantly surprised at the updated exhibits and rooms and displays. I would recommend returning. Weather was nice...More

Thank melodywhitener
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cute little zoo in the middle of town was one of the smallest zoos I've been to but it was pretty nice. Animals looked well taken care of and pretty happy.

Thank Vicki B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are we allowed to take soda cans and sandwishes to the zoo?
22 May 2016|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Yes, please feel free to bring food and drinks - just please no glass containers. Alcohol is also not allowed.
Are We Allowed To Take sandwiches?
22 July 2015|
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Response from el paso z | Property representative |
Hi there. Small family groups may bring snacks with them to the Zoo. Picnic tables are provided for public use.
Entrance fee?
10 April 2015|
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Response from swisslion43 | Reviewed this property |
Ages 2 & Under Free Ages 3 to 12 $7.50 Ages 13 to 59 $12.00 Active Duty Military & Spouse w/ID $9.00 Ages 60 & over $9.00 Zoological Socie...