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Houston Zoo, Houston

#1 of 41 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
A support line for at least 12 species' conservation programs, Houston Zoo is also home to more than 6,000 animals. The attraction is the tenth-largest zoo in North America and hosts more than 1.8 million visitors every year. Stop by the Masai giraffe area to meet the occupants up close and get a chance to feed them. Check out the 4-D movie experience, which adds mist and smells to an already thrilling 3-D film experience. Plan your Houston Zoo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Houston using our Houston trip planner.
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  • Impressive zoo. Very clean and the animals were in natural settings and mostly visible (a few were hiding). An army of volunteers on hand to answer questions about the animals. Many animals from...  more »
  • This is an impressive zoo at a really reasonable cost! If we ever come back to Houston, this will be on our list. From customer service to the extensive diversity of animals, this zoo is a model...  more »
  • The dinosaurs exhibit was really neat!!! I wish it had been longer :( . Our son loved the dinosaurs! We did too. The staff is great. We actually got a mini tour from one of the staff members who walked us over to the dinosaur exhibit, i thought that was AMAZING. Our son paid close attention and learned so much!! (3 days after the zoo visit he pointed out elephant ears plants while out and about, the tour guide taught him that days earlier!! )Overall, it was a very nice trip. We all had a great time. I'm not a fan of zoo's mainly because the animals seem so sad, but having a chance to hear stories from the staff member that gave us the mini tour gave me the opportunity to reconsider and learn. Would love to get more tours to get to know the animals and their quirky personalities. Considering a membership.
  • Always my favorite place to go. It's super educational, the package deal they do for families are amazing. Definitely great deal for kids to enjoy a fun and inexpensive trip. Everywhere has water fountain and restroom, these facilities are clean and convenient. I never feel frustrated taking the kids there. They have some amazing animals and the zoo is huge! Every half a year I go there I don't feel bored. They have new animals or new fish all the time, the plants in the parks are pretty, I am very relaxed when I am there, exhausted the same time because there are way too much things to see. Love love love our zoo, proud to have it in Houston. Highly suggest parents take the kids and learn the animal kingdom there. It's a trip worth having for kids and adults!

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