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Zoo Hours

Daytime Admission Hours

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., last entry at 4:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week.

Online reservations for timed tickets are required for all non-member guests.  Members are not required to make online reservations to visit the Zoo.

Ticket holders can enter any time after your ticket’s listed arrival time. You are welcome to enjoy the Zoo until we close at 5:00 p.m. Last entry is at 4:00 p.m. 

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Construction Updates

Over the years, you’ve watched your Houston Zoo undergo enormous changes and growth. We completed the most dramatic transformation in our history with our brand-new exhibit, Galápagos Islands, which opened in April 2023.

We are redefining what a zoo can be with beautiful and immersive habitats, compelling guest experiences, and an unyielding commitment to saving wildlife.

To create these new spaces, our construction projects may temporarily shift pathways, close buildings and move some animals to new habitats. During this process, the Zoo is working diligently to minimize impacts, while continuing to maintain the best experience possible for both guests and our animals.