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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” (91 reviews)
“reptile house” (40 reviews)
“big cats” (40 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

The Houston Zoo is just a spectacular place to spend the day. The gorilla exhibit are just awesome. You can see the gorillas up close and personal. They have seating in each area so you can really spend some time watching. The elephant enclosure is...More

Thank NativeHoustonian99
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were members of the zoo for a long time! We love everything about it! Great exhibits, incredible animals, and great interactive activities for the whole family! It’s one of our favorite places to go, any day of the week! Worth the membership.

Thank Courtney R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo, once nothing special, is now one of the nicest in the country. While limited in size by its close in Medical Center led locale, they do the most with it. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and many of the wide variety of animals...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We last visited Houston Zoo in 2009 whilst on a family visit. What an advancement in 7 years. Lots to see and do for families of all ages and couples. Real quality exhibits with plenty of information which educates and informs. Facilities simply excellent. Good...More

Thank JBG1
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Houston Zoo. The pathways were so nice, lots of shade, and the animal enclosures were thoughtfully designed. We especially loved the elephants, where we saw 2 elephants playing together in an enormous pool! Currently there is a big construction project going...More

Thank LOL2013
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter (4yrs) yesterday and I have to say we were very impressed. There's a good range of animals, lots to learn about and see. They are doing some construction work but there's still a lot to do. We easily spent 2 1/2...More

Thank Caroline F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best zoos we have been to. The enclosures seem to be really well thought out and a great variety of animals. Staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. For a family of 5 adults and 4 children it was perfect....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with the amount of school groups there, the zoo is laid out very well and felt spacious. We were fortunate to come upon the elephants when the zoo keepers were giving them their daily 'check up' so we were able to see a few...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had multi ages - from 19 to 89 in our group. Obtained a wheelchair for our 89 year old at the zoo with no problem. Exhibit were excellent. We had many close of views of the animals - they were active and we were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been during the day also! Great place friendly workers. Clean restrooms. They have strollers for rent. Price is reasonable they have all the animals!

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bernethamwtate81
6 April 2018|
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Response from keifus | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s around 39 dollars for a motorised carriage.
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Deloria W
29 March 2018|
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Response from leringle | Reviewed this property |
We went on the first day of spring break and it was crowded, but did not detract from our experience. They are used to it. They even have shuttles for off site parking.
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Irene M
12 March 2018|
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Response from Zuzana N | Reviewed this property |
You can take your own food. There is many benches where you can sit and comfortable eat. I don't think anybody will have a problem with it.
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