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Houston Zoo, Houston

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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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  • My husband knows my love for red pandas so he brought me to the Houston Zoo when we were recently in town. What a delight to see this fuzzy, adorable creature! But, we also had the joy of seeing many ...  more »
  • I loved this zoo! The zoo is well maintained and has a huge variety from all over the world. The animals are well cared for. Very enjoyable experience!  more »
  • My husband and I have been wanting to go to the upgraded Houston Zoo for a few years now. We were disappointed. We are both from the Houston area and visited regularly as children. We both said how sa...  more »
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  • I absolutely loved my experience here. I bought tickets online for my best friend, her husband, and my goddaughter. Got through to get in so fast!!! The staff was so kind and knowledgeable. Of course we went during spring break, so it was wild. We got to see everything we could imagine, and then some. The animals all seem very happy and well taken care of. Their keepers seem to have great bonds with them, and it was very enjoyable. The best part for us adults were the food trucks/stands in different areas. I grabbed some of the street tacos and fell in absolute love! I would go back for those any day. Best zoo I've visited, hands down. There's so much more to see around it, as well. Will be coming back soon!!
  • Houston Zoo is wonderful and beautiful zoo. It's lovely to walk through, with so many large beautiful oak trees and many other beautiful plant life. Be sure to check out the birds (the indoor tropical birdhouse and the outdoor gardens). It is an often overlooked area, but so spectacular. The Houston Zoo is always working on expanding and improving the animal exhibits, so the animals always appear healthy and happy. The best thing about the Houston Zoo is that they put a lot of emphasis on education and conservation. Not only will you have fun seeing the animals, but you will learn so much! The Zoo does an amazing amount of conservation work around the world with international partners, and your visit contributes to that work! Very proud of our Houston Zoo.
  • A great way to spend the day and the kids will love it. The zoo is fairly big and it has plenty of animals to see. The University of Houston's cougar lives here as well. It is located near the museum district if you wanted to make a whole day out of it. There are places to eat inside if you wanted. Visiting during Christmas time is a good idea. The zoo does a nice job of decorating with lights and lots of people come out to see it every year.
  • Always love the zoo. It was not crowded, parking was good but we got there early. Chasing 5 kids is usually hard places but the animals were active and close up so the kids stayed close. All keepers were eager to help find things like the baby cheetahs. Also with any questions about animals. My kids loved the baby elephant. The park was very clean and cheerful.
  • The Zoo is always a great time for a family day out! Plus it's located near parks and museums and will keep you busy and moving the entire day! There are tons of animals to see and you can even talk to the zoo trainers in certain sections, which is pretty awesome. But the best part is getting to feed the giraffes, it's just truly amazing.
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