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Houston Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“reptile house”(43 reviews)
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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...more
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6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1710
+1 713-533-6500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Zoo is large and very naturally designed. Elephant habitat was great. Watching the small elephant play and the large mother eating was fantastic. The lights were being put yup for the Christmas light display. Zoo would be great for kids! As two adults we...More

Thank LiamtheCanadian
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plan to stay all day, take your time and enjoy this experience. The food prices are not to bad and there is plenty to choose from. We love the primate exhibit the most, but it is all fun. They have a great little gift shop...More

Thank cheryljakers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Avoid mid summer. Adjacent to Hermann Park. Ride the train, feed the ducks, rest and relax.. Near the golf course. On the bus line.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to take the kids for the day. Friendly staff. Interesting animals. My kids love this zoo.

Thank DeeGalando
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Houston Zoo is definitely not on the scale of the San Diego Zoo or the zoo in Washington, DC. It feels really dirty so bring lots of hand wipes. We took our six year old and he loved seeing the giraffes. A lot of...More

Thank DeborahG1552
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having been to over a dozen zoos worldwide, we were amazed by this incredible experience. We were able to experience several presentations and each was incredible. Great value and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have always been a fan of zoos and this is certainly one of the better ones! Especially enjoyed the Giraffes! They were so playful with each other and enjoyed watching them get fed from an upper deck. The various Chimps & Apes are always fun...More

Thank heyjakt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lay-over on a business trip to Houston and visited the Houston Zoo for a few hours prior to my flight leaving. A good friend/business client picked me up and we joined his family for a visit. Great staff at ticket stands and the...More

Thank WeekendTraveler606
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great day at the zoo. We did a lot of walking and the exhibits were well spaced out with little empty space around. We fed giraffes and saw a variety of animals. The viewing area for the gorillas and other animals was...More

Thank Karra L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day out with a bonus of it being free on the first Tuesday of the month (excluding the summer). Beware that there is currently a lot of construction.

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13 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
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!
25 May 2018|
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.