The Houston Zoo is an educational experience for all ages. Stroll through the 55-acre zoological park, which is home to over 6,000 animals. The exhibits venture into the worlds of exotic animals,... Read More
The Houston Zoo is an educational experience for all ages. Stroll through the 55-acre zoological park, which is home to over 6,000 animals. The exhibits venture into the worlds of exotic animals, amphibians and reptiles, marine life, African forests, and birds. There is a Children's petting zoo allowing kids to get closer to the animals. The Asian Elephant Habitat is dedicated 7000 square foot elephant barn with outdoor areas allowing a better view of these magnificent beasts. The Wortham World of Primates unlocks a whole new view on the world's most captivating animals. In 2010, the zoo expanded its complex and opened the African Forest, which was a $100 million dollar project that recreated the wild environment of Africa, featuring monkeys, rhinoceros, giraffes and kudu. Up-close and personal viewing is available and visitors are allowed to feed the giraffes several times a day. Overall fall and winter tend to be less crowded then summer months and the animals seem to be more active.
- Mid-Mar - Oct: Daily 9am-7pm
- Nov - Mid-Mar: Daily 9am-6pm
- Zoo Adult (12-64) $12; Senior (65+) $6.50; Child (2-11) $8; Child (0-1) Free
Wildlife Carousel $1.25 - $2.50
- Things to Do with Kids: "Located in Hermann Park, timing is everything at the Houston Zoo and the animals are more active in the morning."