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Directions & Parking


Use your favorite “rideshare” app on your next visit to the Zoo. These services can drop you off and pick you up right at our main entrance, located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and you can save time and eliminate parking hassles with this convenient solution.

Take METRORail

Save $2 off an adult admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your Q Card, METRO bus, or METRORail ticket at the zoo admission booth. Walk To the Zoo from the train; exit at the Hermann Park/Rice U Station.

METRORail Option:

Fannin South Park & Ride

Overflow Parking and Shuttle

Our daytime shuttle service will begin running on January 18 and will only run on weekends and holidays starting at 10 a.m. Our Medical Center entrance is currently  closed and will reopen on January 18.

Shuttle Service for Zoo Lights: Shuttles will operate during this event only on the dates listed below. Guests may park at the South Extension (SE) Lot at 7100 William C. Harvin. Parking is $7 per car and includes a free shuttle to the Zoo. Last entry to this parking lot is at 9:00 p.m.

Nov. 22-23, 27, 29-30
Dec. 1, 4, 6-8, 13-15, 19-22, 27
Jan. 11

Note: These dates are subject to change. 

Maps and Directions

The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park, near the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District.

Our Main Entrance is at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.

Our Medical Center Entrance on Cambridge Street is currently closed and will reopen on January 18, 2020.

6200 Hermann Park Dr.

Parking in Hermann Park

The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. On busy days, these lots can fill quickly. An additional parking option is the Centennial Gardens, Lot C on the Hermann Park Map. It is limited to three-hour parking and is accessed from outside the park at Hermann Dr. and Crawford St.

Map provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy
Parking is not owned or operated by the Houston Zoo

Parking in Hermann Park Map (pdf)

Q and A

Hermann Park Dr. is closed; how do we get to the Zoo?

When traffic is heavy in Hermann Park, city police officers will make Hermann Park Drive one way, preventing vehicles from turning into the park from Cambridge. When this happens, consider driving to offsite parking as lots in the park are likely to be full. To get into the park, continue on Cambridge until you arrive at Fannin. A right on Fannin or Main will take you to a roundabout; turn right onto Hermann Park Drive and continue through the park to reach the Zoo.