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General Admission

Children Under 2 – FREE
Children 2-11 – $11
Adults 12-64 – $15
Senior 65+ – $8.50

A portion of each ticket purchased goes towards protecting animals in the wild.

Discounted Admission for Guests of Zoo Members

As a member, your admission is free! You may purchase discounted admission tickets for guests who come with you to the zoo.

Event Tickets

Upcoming events can be found on our Events Calendar. Many events are free with Zoo admission! Check event details for more information.

Special Activity Prices

Giraffe Feeding Platform – $5.00

Wildlife Carousel for Zoo Members$1.25
Wildlife Carousel for Non-Members$2.50

4-D Experience for Zoo Members – $4
4-D Experience for Non-Members – $5

Purchase 4-D Experience and Giraffe Feeding tickets at the Zoo on the day of your visit. 4-D Experience tickets are valid for the selected date & show time printed on the ticket. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled show time.

Special Value Passes

Child VALUE PASS – $17
Includes Zoo Admission, 4-D Experience movie and Carousel ride
($1.50 off regular price)

Adult VALUE PASS – $18.50
Includes Zoo Admission, 4-D Experience movie and Carousel ride can be added for an additional $2

Purchase these special passes at the gate when you visit the zoo

Discounts & Offers

Free Afternoons
The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 2 p.m. until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons.

Lone Star Access Program Admission

Fiesta Mart Discounts

METRO Discounts

Military Discounts

Student Discounts
Zoo Brochure ‘Rack Card’
Reciprocity Program Discounts
Bank of America - Museums on Us
AAA (American Automobile Association)
Employee Discounts
School Field Trips and Student Programs
Group Rates

Bring your herd out to the Zoo and save on each ticket. This discount offer is available for purchases of twenty or more tickets.

Group Ticket Prices
Children 2-11 – $10
Adults 12-64 – $13
Senior 65+ – $8

For more information, call 713-533-6500 and press “0″ or email group.reservations@houstonzoo.org.

Buy online with no advance notice needed or reserve your tickets by phone or email with 3 weeks advance notice. Tickets valid from 90 days of purchase. Group tickets cannot be purchased at the gate. Houston Zoo membership cards are not permitted for group admission. Late arriving group members must pay the general admission rate.  


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Adult – $49 (save $43.56!)
Child (3-11) – $39 (save $30.99!)

Houston CityPASS includes admission to:

  • Houston Zoo (or Kemah Boardwalk)
  • Space Center Houston and the NASA tram tour!
  • The Children’s Museum of Houston or The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

CityPASS is valid for nine days beginning the first day of booklet use.
Purchase CityPASS booklets or printable vouchers at CityPASS.com or at the Houston Zoo entrance for the same low price.