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Spring Break at the Houston Zoo

New Weekday Parking Option for 2015

We are excited to announce a new option for weekday parking during the busy days of Spring Break. The zoo has partnered with the Texas Medical Center to provide 3,000 additional spaces for guests along with a free weekday shuttle to the west (Medical Center) entrance of the zoo.

The lot is located at 7100 William C. Harvin. – Entrance 35
Parking at the lot is $6 per car
The weekday shuttle is free and will run continuously throughout the day, Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 and 16 – 20.

This is an exciting opportunity for zoo guests to come to the Houston Zoo during Spring Break without the hassle of finding a parking space. We hope this makes the opportunity to enjoy the zoo with your friends and family more enjoyable and a whole lot easier.

New Spring Break Weekday Parking at 7100 William C. Harvin – Entrance 35:

Spring Break 2015

Saturday, March 7 – Sunday March 22

Houston Zoo guests and visitors to other attractions in Hermann Park can expect heavy traffic in and around the park during Spring Break. Parking is limited in Hermann Park and motor vehicle access to the Park will be restricted during Spring Break.

Live Traffic Updates

Other Options for Parking

Provided by the City of Houston

Alternate parking includes garages in the Texas Medical Center and along the METRORail route in the Midtown area north of Hermann Park.

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Texas Medical Center Shuttle Information and Routes

Driving Directions to Other Parking Options

From Texas 288 South
From Texas 288 North
From Loop 610 East
From US 59 North
From US 59 South

Save Time: Buy Tickets Online

During Spring Break, regular Zoo admission rates apply. Purchase your tickets now (they’re good for 90 days) and skip the ticket lines.


Or become a member and get in free all year long! Did you know membership pays for itself in as few as two zoo visits?



  • Save $2 off an adult Zoo admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your METRO Q Card or any METRO bus or METRORail ticket at the Zoo admission booth (one offer per person).
  • 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.
  • There are two METRORail stations that serve the Houston Zoo – Hermann Park/Rice U Station (at Fannin and Sunset) and the Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station (on Fannin between Cambridge and Ross Sterling) From there it’s a short walk to the Zoo’s Medical Center Gate entrance on Cambridge Street.

Visit the METRORail website for a map, schedule and more information.


Directions to Other Destinations During Spring Break

If you are travelling to the Museum District, Texas Medical Center or the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during Spring Break, below are directions provided by the City of Houston.

Museum District
Texas Medical Center
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo