Seven acre wood is a fun place to play and enjoy rides. Based out of Conroe in Houston, this old fashioned children’s amusement centre is spread across seven and a half-acre and is popular for its petting zoo where kids play with ducks, cows, ponies, deer, goats, chickens, llamas and donkeys.
Address : 4401 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303, United States
Open hours : Monday to Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday - 12 Noon to 5:00 PM
Contact : +1 936 - 890 - 2326
Entry fee : USD 6.50 per head. Free entry for children under 18 months. The fee may vary on the basis of activities undertaken and the size of the pumpkin (for Halloween celebrations).
Situated in Pasadena, between Johnson Space Center and the Bayport Industrial District, Armand Bayou Nature Centre is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States. It is also the largest migratory bird route in North America as it lies along the Central Flyway. This preserve is a good idea if you want to see wildlife, natural trails and undertake educational activities in a beautiful natural environment of forests, wetlands and prairie.
Address : 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507, United States
Open hours : Wednesday to Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sundays - 12 Noon to 5:00 PM
Contact : +1 281 - 474 - 2551
Entry fee : Free entry for kids under three from Wednesday to Saturday and on the first and third Sunday of every month.
4 to 12 years, 60 years and above - USD 2.
13 - 59 years - USD 4.
Exploring wildlife in Bayou Wildlife Zoo is a splendid experience as one observes wildlife in the comfort of a tram under the guidance of a tour guide. Bayou Wildlife Zoo is mainly bifurcated into 80 - acre tram ride, Addie Lou’s Barnyard and Big Red Barn.
Address : 5050 FM517, Alvin, TX 77511, United States
Open hours : Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays - 12 Noon to 4:00 PM (last tram leaves at 3:30 PM)
Additional info : The zoo also holds fields trips and private events on Wednesdays. Pre-booking is advised.
Pets are not allowed.
Picnics are allowed but cooking is prohibited.
Home to the American alligator, Brazos Bend State Park is a sheer delight to bird watchers and wildlife lovers. The park is endowed with varying topography like lakes, terrains and floodplains.
Address : 21901 Farm to Market Road 762, Needville, TX 77461, United States
Open hours : Every day 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. George Observatory is open on Saturday evenings and Friday nights for groups of thirty participants or more.
Contact : +1 979 - 553 - 5102
Area : 4897 acre
Known as the crocodile capital of Texas, Crocodile Encounter is just 30 minutes away from downtown Houston. Here, the visitors watch the crocodiles being fed under expert supervision and also learn about their behavior and daily activities.
Address : 23231 County Rd 48, Angleton, TX 77515, United States
Open hours : Wednesday to Friday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last entry : 60 minutes before door closing. Timings for the Big Croc Tour may vary. It is advised to get in touch with relevant authorities at the Crocodile Encounter.
Contact : +1 281 - 595 - 2232
Located in Hermann Park, Houston Zoo is a treat for wildlife lovers. It offers insight through wildlife carousel, animal encounters, exhibits, twilight safaris, camp zoofaris, virtual experiences, field trips, school programs and much more.
Address : 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Open hours (subject to change) : Every day 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry 4:00 PM)
Established : September 1922
Number of animals : More than 6000 (900 species)
Located in the City of Victoria Parks and Recreation Office, the Texas Zoo “aims to connect the public to wildlife.” The Texas Zoo is known for its native and exotic fauna, kids’ camp, aviary and a petting zoo.
Address : 110 Memorial Dr, Victoria, TX 77901, United States
Open hours : Every day - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact : +1 361 - 573 - 7681
With so much to learn and observe about animals, Zoos in Houston are surely something one must not miss.
This post was published by Shreya Peshawaria