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Houston Zoo

Map & Directions 6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
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713-533-6500

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Houston Press' Description

The Houston Zoo is one of the cheapest and most democratic of local attractions (despite being a top-notch facility, as far as zoos go), and one of the few places in the heart of town where one can see lots of tourists, both foreign and domestic. The animals are pretty great, too, with everything from the popular sea lions to the creepy-crawly stuff in the humid confines of the reptile house. If you've got young kids, throw them in the dolphin strollers and make a day of it. If you're just planning a trip with grown-ups, forget your pride for a minute and take a ride on the miniature train that takes off from just outside the entrance gates and circles Hermann Park.

Merchant's Description

The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge and care for the natural world.

 
Member Reviews

  • martiganijessica wrote a review for Houston Zoo
    on 09/03/10
    4

    We got a membership & love the animals althou... we haven't used it much in the summer to hot!!! It's enjoyable in cooler weather. No waiting in lines with membership a plus!

  • Huntre wrote a review for Houston Zoo
    on 07/21/10
    4

    The Houston Zoo is a wonderful asset to our city! World-class exhibits that always change, great animals, and Free Wednesdays! (Don't go on Wednesday unless you have to--its a mad house).

  • Julie657 wrote a review for Houston Zoo
    on 06/28/10
    4

    Just try to leave without buying a stuffed animal in the gift shop. Just try.

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Tips from foursquare

  • HISTORY on 04/06/10

    The zoo is home to more than 4500 animals from over 800 species. Be sure to take a spin on the Wildlife Carousel, featuring hand-carved & hand-decorated animals that showcase many endangered species.

  • Randy on 02/23/10

    The zoo has an outstanding iPhone app that lists keeper talks, special events and has great GPS ability to keep track of your group

  • J.R. C. on 11/04/09

    There is a new iphone app for this place you need to check out

  • Dora on 07/23/10

    On rainy days, you might have the place all to yourselves. Just duck inside the tropical bird house, aquarium, reptile house, and the Natural Encounters building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

  • Houston Press on 09/23/13

    Head out to the Museum Experience - Zone 4 on September 28th for free museum entry, fun arts and crafts and more!

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