New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last entry at 5:00 p.m.
Daylight Savings Begins Sunday March 9
Summer Hours 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last entry at 6:00 p.m.)
Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
Giraffe Feeding Platform
Opens at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
May close due to weather conditions and giraffe participation
Naturally Wild Swap Shop
9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.
Tropical Bird House
Opens 10 a.m.; closes 5:00 p.m.
Opens 10 a.m.
Show times are approximate; please check the schedule on the day of your visit for exact times.
Monday through Friday, March 3 – 7:
Great Escapes – Life in 4D: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00
SpongeBob SquarePants – The Great Jelly Rescue: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30,3:30, 4:30, 5:30
Spring Break, March 8 – 23:
SpongeBob SquarePants – The Great Jelly Rescue: shows running back to back starting at 9:30 a.m.; last show 30 minutes before zoo close.
The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. We have two entrances:
Our Main Entrance and parking lot is located at:
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
Our Medical Center Entrance, located on Cambridge Street across from Ben Taub Hospital, provides convenient dropoff, pickup and pedestrian access (There is no parking at this gate). This gate is open only on weekends and major holidays.
Catch METRORail at the Fannin South Park & Ride lot (1604 West Bellfort between Knight and Fannin), or park in a Downtown parking lot, and head to the METRORail station.
Exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station (at Fannin and Sunset) or Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station (on Fannin between Cambridge and Ross Sterling).
A great reason to go green and ride METRO: 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!
There is a Houston B-cycle bicycle station in Hermann Park outside the Zoo. Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living and visiting Houston. For more information visit the Houston B-cycle website.