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Houston Zoo

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Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
Phone Number:
+1 713-533-6500
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience...

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.

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Super accessible, well done

Great visit to this zoo, it's just the right size for children. We struggled to find parking and it cut into our visit time. Though frustrating, we were still able to see... read more

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paris
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great visit to this zoo, it's just the right size for children. We struggled to find parking and it cut into our visit time. Though frustrating, we were still able to see everything we wanted in the time we had. We went on the weekend when it was at full capacity but it will still very manageable and pleasant. The... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family of 4 went to the Houston zoo. We spent about 3 hours there and saw most of zoo in that time. It is a beautiful zoo with great animal enclosures. It has a great variety of animals. The location is in Hermann Park and the walkways are tree lined with flowers. I would highly recommend a visit to... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Houston Zoo is a very interesting place to visit while you're in Houston. There are many activities for children and adults. Grounds are very clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love our Houston zoo.. many different species of animals and my granddaughter loves the carousel. We are family members to this zoo so we try to visit several times a year. They keep the grounds and areas very clean. If you get to the area this is a great place to visit for the day.

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had some family visiting and thought this would be an awesome day trip. The zoo is clean and beautiful but I think I would have enjoyed it better in cooler weather.

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place educative particularly for teenagers. Kids may get familiar with animals and jungle u will get fresh air and greenery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for family outing....Staff was very friendly and courteous. .. Grounds were very well keeped.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best zoos I've visited and I've been to at least 20 in the USA. The keepers care deeply about their animals and they are dedicated to teaching you about them. Please stop by one of the keepers talks while you're visiting!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome ! Highly recommend any time if year. Children of all ages were having a great time. I liked the fish and large animals. Elephants and giraffes

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Almost a 4 hour drive from Corpus Christi, Texas.A great place to take grandchildren but a little too hot in July.

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