Parking Options & Alternatives
Our shuttle service normally operates only on weekends and select holidays starting at 10 a.m. for a $10 rate. During Spring Break, the shuttle service will operate daily from March 7-22. To use the shuttle, guests may park at the South Extension (SE) Lot at 7100 William C. Harvin.
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.
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.
Hermann Park Parking
Guests can park in Lots G, F, E, D, H and I as indicated on the Hermann Park Parking Map.
An additional parking option is the Centennial Gardens, Lot C on the Hermann Park Parking Map. It is limited to three-hour parking and is accessed from outside the park at Hermann Dr. and Crawford St.
Map is provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy.
Parking is not owned or operated by the Houston Zoo.
On weekends and holidays, Zoo guests may also park in the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Parking Garage, located at 6400 Fannin for a $10 rate. This parking garage only accepts credit cards, and there are two pay machines in the lobby that accept cash. The entrance is near the Starbucks.
The closest Zoo entrance to this parking garage is the Medical Center entrance, which may be accessed via Cambridge Street.
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.