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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)

Mission : “The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.”

Area : 55 acre

Entry fee : (book tickets online)
Adults (12 to 64 years) - USD 22.95
Children (2 to 11 years) - USD 17.95
Seniors (above 65 years) - USD 17.95
Kids (1 year and below) - Free
Value pass -
Adult value pass - USD 27.95
Child value pass - USD 22.95
Unlimited carousel - USD 4.95

Rare animals seen here : Belle, Henrietta, Tucker, Murray, Rockie, Kamia, Methai, Aurora, Charlie, Tess, Cali, Baylor, Joy, Jonah, Jack, Tupelo, Duncan, Shanti, Willow, Lulu, Luna Bela, Thai, Indy, Zenobia, Dionysius, Mumbles, Zuri, Cairrean, Max and Cheyenne

Parking : Free and paid parking available. Free parking is limited and gets filled up fast on a first come first serve basis. Try to arrive soon.

Twilight Safari : Experience Houston Zoo for 120 minutes during the after-hours on selected Saturdays and Sundays.

Timings : 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Note : Facial mask is mandatory for the entire safari guide.

Animal Encounters : Okapi Encounter

Timings : Every Thursday - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Houston Zoo, Houston Overview

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.

Amongst animals, one can find American alligator, green anaconda, ankole cattle, giant anteater, bald eagle, bats, black bear, eastern bongo, capybara, cheetah, chimpanzee, San Esteban island chuckwalla, common clownfish and cougar to name a few. A day at Houston Zoo is an enthralling experience that every animal enthusiast deserves.

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