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Prices and Discounts

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Online reservations are required for ALL guests and members during this time. Tickets will NOT be sold on-site at the Zoo. We do not offer refunds and exchanges. Learn more about the modifications you can expect during your next Zoo visit.

Tickets available now through March 31!


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See more discount offers below! 

Pricing Information

General Admission:

  • Adult (Ages 13-64): $22.95
  • Child (Ages 3-12): $17.95
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $17.95

Value Pass:
Includes Admission, Unlimited Carousel, and a Conservation Bracelet.

  • Adult Value Pass (Ages 13-64): $27.95
  • Child Value Pass (Ages 3-12): $22.95
  • Unlimited Carousel: $4.95

A portion of each Houston Zoo ticket purchase goes towards protecting animals in the wild.

Discounts & Offers

Free Tuesdays

Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month from open until closing. Online reservations are required for all guests and members during this time. Tickets will not be available at the gate. Free Tuesdays are sponsored by PNC Bank.

Reservations for May 4 will be available on the Wednesday before at 8:00 a.m.

Upcoming dates:
May 4, 2021


Student Discounts

At this time online reservations are required for all guests – including students. Free admission for registered students attending the schools listed below is applicable. You must present a valid current student ID.

One free admission per student, per visit:

  • University of Houston, including satellite campuses
  • Rice University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas Southern University

CityPass Discount

CityPass holders do not need to make reservations online. You just need to present your tickets to our admission staff when you head to the Zoo entrance to have your tickets reviewed. 

Group Tickets

At this time, group ticket reservations will not be available.

Corporate Discounts

The Houston Zoo offers ticket and membership discounts to employees of our Corporate Partners via the Houston Zoo website.

Find out how your company can become a Corporate Partner of the Houston Zoo!

Questions? Email

U.S. Military Discounts

We offer a U.S. military discount on general admission tickets to members of the U.S. military, their families, and veterans with a valid military ID. A reservation is required and you MUST show your military ID when presenting your ticket for admission.

Adult: $13
Child: $11

Lone Star Discount

You can purchase up to two adult and three child tickets at the Lone Star discount rate. Other members of your group will need to purchase a ticket at regular admission price. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Reserve Tickets

Includes only general admission. Not included: Stroller/wheelchair/scooter rental, food or drink, or gift shop purchases.

Questions? Find out more about the Lone Star discount:

Lone Star and the Houston Zoo

Senior Discounts

We offer a $5 discount to seniors 65 and older. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Seniors 65+: $17.95

Members of Other Zoos

Your Houston Zoo membership can get you a discount at many zoos around the country! Have a membership at another zoo? Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Discounts With Other Zoos