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Visit the Zoo Lights page for tickets and event information:


This is a separate event from general Zoo admission.
The Zoo closes for the day at 5:00 p.m. and re-opens at 6:00 p.m.

Daytime Zoo Admission

Zoo Members – FREE
Children 1 and Under – FREE
Children 2-11 – $11
Adults 12-64 – $15
Senior 65+ – $8.50
Membership pays for itself in as few as two visits, and you can visit again as often as you like. More Membership Benefits

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A portion of each Houston Zoo 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 also purchase discounted admission tickets for guests who come with you.

Event Tickets

Looking for tickets for other events? Check out our Events Calendar. Many are free with Zoo admission! Check event details for more information.

Special Activities

Purchase 4-D Experience and Giraffe Feeding tickets at the Zoo on the day of your visit.

Giraffe Feeding Platform – $5.00

Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel:
Get Carousel Tickets – Zoo Members$2
Get Carousel Tickets – Non-Members$3

4-D Experience for Zoo Members – $4
4-D Experience for Non-Members – $5
Tickets are valid for the selected 4-D Experience date & show time printed on the ticket. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled show time.

Special Value Passes

Child VALUE PASS – $17.50
Includes Zoo Admission, 4-D Experience movie and Carousel ride
($1.50 off regular price)

Adult VALUE PASS – $18.50
Includes Zoo Admission and 4-D Experience movie. Carousel ride can be added for an additional $2.50

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. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions.
Lone Star Access Program - CHANGES IN 2015
Fiesta Mart Discounts
METRO Discounts
Military Discounts - NEW DISCOUNT IN 2015
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


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