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Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo

star-4.5
112 Reviews
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX, 77030

The Basics

A standard admission ticket grants you access to the zoo’s extensive animal exhibits, while the next step up includes a single or multiple rides on the Wildlife Carousel. If you’re planning to visit more than one major Houston attraction, save money with a multi-attraction pass, which typically cover entry to the zoo, Downtown Aquarium, Space Center Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Science, and more.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Houston

star-4
Easy and $ saver
Maggie_S, Mar 2021
Houston CityPASS
We saved a ton of money and it was super easy to use. The only reason why I gave it a 4 star is because they should keep the public updated on options due to covid. We explored Zoo, museum of natural science, space center and aquarium. We did not go to the boardwalk due to some not wearing mask before we e even entered and the children museum closed. We upgraded our aquarium pass to include the rides (cute options) overall I would recommend and use them again.
star-5
Great full city package
Connie_M, Jun 2021
Houston CityPASS
Best deal to visit many places in Houston. Didn't have to research for individual places to visit; 5 all-inclusive sites in one package. It was easy to use the mobile tickets at each place we visited. We loved the Space Center; enjoyed the Zoo; and had a blast at the Boardwalk. Museums were interesting.
star-5
As expected
Pavel_D, Apr 2021
Houston CityPASS
All worked as expected. Visited 4 places off the list, citipass was accepted well. The process of redeeming the ticket in the arts museum was odd, they made me write down the long ticket numbers.
star-5
Worth the price!!
Angela_B, Apr 2021
Houston CityPASS
The price for the city pass we well worth it. Suggestion: look for free admission on certain days and use the city pass for other locations. We were able to go to all the places we wanted.
star-5
Spring break adventure
Maria_R, Apr 2021
Houston CityPASS
The ease of accessing due to purchase of city pass! Skipped the long lines and went strait into events we visited! It was awesome.
star-5
GET IT
Keah_M, Feb 2021
Houston CityPASS
This pass was a Godsend!!! It saved my family and I hundreds of dollars and made daily planning super simple.
star-5
Great Deal
Jose_S, Jan 2021
Houston CityPASS
Very Good Deal For all the places which you can visit. You get in to the major attraction in Houston.
star-5
Very easy to use
Chaehee_C, Dec 2020
Houston CityPASS
It saves my budget a lot. Very easy to use. All important landmarks in houston get included. I had so much fun.
star-5
3 days in Houston
John314segovia, Aug 2019
Houston CityPASS
Good variety of attractions. We took in NASA, The art museum, the children's museum, the natural history museum, and the aquarium The only thing I would suggest adding to the pass is something for parking in the museum district.
star-5
Fun weekend
happyjackie2019, Aug 2019
Houston CityPASS
This was the best vacation that we've ever had. The sites gave us a lead on some amazing places. We will definitely do this again. Thanks to your whole team who work with tourism.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat as shade is limited in the outdoor areas.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to spend significant time on your feet.

  • The zoo grounds are accessible to both wheelchairs and strollers.

Outside food, drink, and coolers are allowed in the zoo.

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How to Get There

Parking at Hermann Park can be a challenge so it’s a better idea to take a taxi or rideshare to the zoo entrance. The Houston METRORail also stops within walking distance of the zoo; get off at the Hermann Park/Rice U Station.

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When to Get There

The zoo is open daily throughout the year, though hours vary by season. Plan to visit first thing in the morning on a weekday as lines can get long later in the day. If you’re visiting in winter, be sure to check out the Zoo Lights holiday event.

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Conservation at the Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo has long been a leader in animal conservation, and admission prices help support 49 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries around the world. During your visit to the zoo, you can adopt an endangered animal in order to help further support these efforts.

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