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Daytime Admission Hours

Nov. 18 — Jan. 12
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Last entry at 3:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week

Zoo Lights Operating Hours

Nov. 23 — Jan. 12
5:30-10:30 p.m.
Last entry at 9:30 p.m.
The Medical Center Entrance is closed Nov. 18-Jan. 12.

Note: During this time frame, the Zoo will be closed from 4:00-5:30 p.m. before reopening for Zoo Lights. 

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A portion of each Houston Zoo ticket purchase goes towards protecting animals in the wild.