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General Admission

Zoo Members – FREE
Children 1 and Under – FREE
Children 2-11 – $13
Adults 12-64 – $17
Senior 65+ – $10.50

Purchase your admission tickets at the gate, or show your Houston Zoo membership card to enjoy free admission. Online general admission ticket purchases will resume after our Zoo Lights season ends in January.

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


Giraffe Feeding Platform – $7.00

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

Purchase these activity tickets when you visit. Zoo admission is not included with these items.

Become a Member

Membership-Orange-Button Members get in free! Become a member and enjoy free daytime admission for an entire year and many other great benefits.

Discounted Admission for Guests of Zoo Members

buy-tickets-orange-button As a member, you may purchase discounted admission for guests who come with you.

TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights

TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its fifth year as one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets online and save time waiting in line:


Tickets for Events

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

Discounts & Offers

Free Afternoons
Lone Star Access Program
Fiesta Mart Discounts
METRO Discounts
U.S. Military Discounts
Student Discounts
Zoo Brochure Rack Card
Discount for Members of Other Zoos
AAA (American Automobile Association)
Corporate Discounts
School Field Trips and Student Programs
Group Rates

Save with CityPASS

Houston CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to five must-see tourist attractions in Houston. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too. Buy yours online today! Save 48% or more off admission to the Houston Zoo, plus four more top Houston attractions: Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Downtown Aquarium, and your choice of the Houston Children’s Museum OR a Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass.