Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030- Map It
(713) 533-6500

AAA Editor Notes

Houston Zoo is at 6200 Hermann Park Dr. in Hermann Park. Lions, gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, elephants and giraffes are perennial favorites among some 6,000 animals representing more than 800 species. The 55-acre park includes the African Forest, McGovern Children’s Zoo, Wortham World of Primates, Carruth Natural Encounters and Kipp Aquarium. Giraffe feedings and interactive keeper chats take place daily. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$17; $13 (ages 2-11); $10.50 (ages 65+); free (ages 0-1 and to all first Tues. of the month after noon, Sept.-May). Parking: free-$9 (day).
Hours: Daily 9-7, early Mar.-early Nov.; 9-6, rest of year. Giraffe feeding at 11 and 2. Water play park 10-6, Apr.-Oct. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas.