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Houston Zoo

Save 48% on admission to the top 5 Houston attractions with CityPASS.


  • Lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! Meet the king of the jungle, tigers, jaguars, bears, fossa, and so many other carnivores as you trek through the wilds of the Carnivore Exhibit.
  • Watch young elephants Duncan and Tupelo splash around in their 80,000-gallon pool, and see keeper talks from the elephant care team in the shaded, 200-seat demonstration area.
  • Walk down a winding boardwalk to see a wide variety of rare and endangered primates, including lemurs, mandrills, siamangs, howler monkeys, tamarins, and more. Near the end, don’t miss the orangutans enjoying their play structure.
  • Take an expedition from the coral reefs of the Pacific to the Amazon Basin and the Rift Valley lakes of Africa with a visit to the Kipp Aquarium, home to over 2000 marine creatures.
  • See some of the world’s most venomous snakes and exotic amphibians in the Reptile & Amphibian House, including one of only 14 white alligators in existence.


6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
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Open daily, Mar-Oct 9am-7pm, Nov-Feb 9am-5pm
Hours may vary; check website for details.
Last entry one hour prior to close.
Closed Christmas Day.

(713) 533-6500


Wildlife Carousel: Cost for CityPASS holders: $2.50/ride. Tickets available at front gate or carousel entrance.

Rides and Games: Rides and games require a separate fee.

Experience the best of Houston

Advice for Visitors


  • Check the Meet the Keeper Talks schedule on the morning of your visit to find out what animals have special feedings, showings, or enrichment activities that day.
  • The GPS-enabled free iPhone or Android App is a great way to enhance your Zoo experience; details and download.
  • There is plenty to see and do at the Houston Zoo even in unfavorable weather – many indoor exhibits and ways to cool off.


  • Dining: Twiga Terrace, Macaw Café, Cypress Circle, Herzstein Trading Post, and carts and kiosks throughout the zoo for drinks and snacks
  • Gift Shops: Located near the main exit gate and in the African Forest.
  • Strollers: Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions. Parking/Transportation