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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gorilla exhibit” (94 reviews)
“reptile house” (41 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
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+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Houston zoo is a family friendly destination where no two days are ever the same. Some days the big cats are relaxing in the sun or you may catch the young elephants going for a swim. The gorillas and chimps are always up to...More

Thank Cherie W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Houston Zoo is so awesome we bought the yearly pass to take our kids and grand kids to when they come in for a visit!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

the day we went was hot, but we stopped at the splash pad by the kids area got wet and continued viewing the animals.

Thank maria R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The exhibits were very nice, and the grounds were well kept. One thing is that there is construccion inside and if you have small children with you it could be a little inconvenient.

Thank vessalpour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lot has changed and I love the giraffe feeding option. Parking is easy and family friendly... I really enjoy the date night in the evening... Cool idea!!!

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always find myself c9moaring other zoos to this one and they all fall short!! This is the number 1 zoo!

Thank crino402
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the zoo with my well travelled 12 year old grandson The zoo was well organized for people and open and spacious for animals. It was a pleasure walking around feeling that all manner of wildlife benefitted from this attraction.

Thank Landen11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we go to the Houston Zoo several times a year with our grandson, it falls short of other zoos in Texas. They are doing some renovations so exhibits will be blocked or closed. If you go during the summer, go early or later because...More

Thank SANDRA JANE S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived by tram. Walking routes to get to entrance could be a bit better. We weren’t sure we were heading in the right direction until we got there. Plenty of animals with so much space. Was pleasantly impressed with the pounds the animals had. There...More

Thank Mobsue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to spend some time in Houston you could visit the zoo. Pretty expensive compared to the quality they provide. Don't visit in summer. You cant see any animals since they are tired of the heat and always inside their shelter. They give...More

2  Thank Lakshmeesha
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CTTRVL
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
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blemoine72
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!
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thomastammy77
24 May 2018|
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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.
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