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General Admission

Zoo Members – FREE  More Membership Benefits
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.

Discount 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

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

Special Activities

Extreme Bugs!$2.95
(Children under 2 are free)

Giraffe Feeding Platform – $5.00

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

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 – $17.50
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

Cool Deal

Chill Out and save money this summer! From May 24 through September 30, TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo. Zoo guests can save $4 after 4 p.m. with this special online-only offer.  Click on the link below to purchase your discounted tickets.

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


Save 49% with CityPass


The best sightseeing value – Houston’s top five attractions including the Houston Zoo. Skip most ticket lines!

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.