New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Last entry at 4:00 p.m.
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is open November 22, 2013 – January 4, 2014 but will be closed December 24 and 25.
Zoo Lights Hours: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.) Zoo Lights is a separate event from general Zoo admission. The Zoo closes for the day at 5 p.m. and opens up for Zoo Lights at 6 p.m.
Please see the Zoo Lights webpage for more information and to get your tickets.
On Thursday, December 12, the 4D Experience will be closed for repairs.
There’s construction on the East Hoofed Run as we build new habitats for the maned wolf, tapir and other animals there.
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.
Ice Age – A Mammoth Christmas
10:00, 10:40, 11:00, 11:40, 12:00, 12:40, 1:00, 1:40, 2:00, 2:40, 3:00, 3:40, 4:00
Ice Age – Dawn of the Dinosaurs
10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20
The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. There are two entrances to the zoo:
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.