Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Dr (at Cambridge St.)
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 533-6500
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm


  • The zoo is home to more than 4500 animals from over 800 species. Be sure to take a spin on the Wildlife Carousel, featuring hand-carved & hand-decorated animals that showcase many endangered species.
  • Head out to the Museum Experience - Zone 4 on September 28th for free museum entry, fun arts and crafts and more!
  • Take in the thousands of twinkling and colorful lights during the holidays while drinking hot chocolate at the zoo!
  • Best of Houston Winner: Best Local Iphone App. Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
  • Adults $12, Kids $8.
  • The Twiga Terrace restaurant in the back between the African Forest and the giraffes sells beer. And you can sit outside and get drunk with a giraffe.
  • The new African section is pretty cool!
  • On rainy days, you might have the place all to yourselves. Just duck inside the tropical bird house, aquarium, reptile house, and the Natural Encounters building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Stop by the orangutan exhibit and say hello to Indah and her foster mom, Cheyenne.
  • This is a perfect attraction for family members. They also offer a summer camp for children up to 6th grade I believe to get acquainted with the zoo and become comfortable with the animals.
  • Free admission on the first Tuesday of each month. Great place for families, but also a great idea for a first date. If not from Houston, prepare for intense humidity and Texas heat.
  • The Africa exhibit is pretty awesome. at the end of it you can feed the giraffes for $5 for 3 big pieces of lettuce at 11am and 2 pm the lightest colored giraffe is pregnant I have her all mine lol
  • Military gets in free 2 adults 3 kids
  • Great photo opportunities, but, hot and steamy in June!
  • The jellyfish are my fave!
  • The zoo has an outstanding iPhone app that lists keeper talks, special events and has great GPS ability to keep track of your group
  • Awsome zoo
  • UH students receive free admission. Just bring your school ID.
  • Zoo lights is a wonderful outing for the family. They've added over a million lights since last year.
  • Once the weather becomes cooler, Weekdays around noon, is the best time to come, not a lot of people and the animals are out.

Nearby places

6201A Hermann Park Dr (btwn Fannin & Almeda)
1513 Cambridge St
1513 Cambridge St