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Parking & Directions

The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.  
The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot, however free parking is available in Hermann Park. Remember, on holidays and beautiful days, parking can fill up fast, so make a plan before heading to the Zoo.

Ticket holders can enter any time after your ticket’s listed arrival time. Once you arrive, you are welcome to enjoy the Zoo until we close. View current Zoo Hours.


See parking options listed below!

Parking Options & Alternatives

Hermann Park Parking

Guests may park in the closest lots to the Zoo: G, F, E, H and I as indicated on the Hermann Park Parking Map. These options are an estimated 5-10 minute walk to the Zoo’s entrance.

An additional parking option is the Centennial Gardens, Lot C on the Hermann Park Parking Map. This lot is an estimated 15-20 minute walk to the Zoo’s front entrance. It is limited to three-hour parking and is accessed from outside the park at Hermann Dr. and Crawford St.

Hermann Park allows bus parking ONLY in designated areas on Hermann Park Drive curbside, and parking lot A across from HMNS.
Map is provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy. 
Parking is not owned or operated by Houston Zoo.

Houston Museum of Natural Science Parking Garage

Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) Parking Garage
5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Available: Daily
General Public Rate: $30
HMNS Members Rate: $10

Medical Center + Museum District Parking

If you can’t find public parking, there are several surrounding parking garages where you can pay to park. You can even reserve your spot before heading to the Zoo by using the ParkWhiz App. Rates vary for each garage.

Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Parking Garage
6400 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030
Note: Guests can park here and stroll through The Commons in Hermann Park on their way to the Zoo. 


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.

Ride the METRORail

Another convenient way to travel through the Museum District is to ride the METRORail. To get to Houston Zoo, you’ll need to ride the Red Line, exit Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo, and walk through the Commons in Hermann Park to get to the Zoo. This is an estimated 10-minute walk to the Zoo from the METRORail stop.

Standard fare $1.25
Seniors: 60 cents
Children five or younger: Free
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METRORail Park and Ride  
Fannin South Transit Center
1604 West Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77054
1,440 spots, $3 to park

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.