Online Purchasing System Down for Maintenance

Our e-commerce system will be down from Friday, October 19, at 11 p.m. through Saturday morning at 7 a.m. You will be unable to purchase Zoo general admission or event tickets, renew your membership, make donations or any other purchase online during those hours. Our gates will open as usual at 9 a.m. and you may purchase tickets there. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Save Wildlife: Bring a Water Bottle to the Zoo

The zoo has water bottle refilling stations throughout its grounds. There are two types of refilling stations: free standing, green fountains and silver, chilled fountains attached to walls, made possible by a partnership with Texas Plumbing Supply.

These fountains are easily recognizable by the “Save Sea Turtles Here” signs. Using reusable water bottles and refilling them at these stations helps save sea turtles in the wild by keeping this waste out of the ocean. Plastic bottles and bags can make their way to Houston’s waterways and end up in the ocean, home to animals like sea turtles, sting rays, sharks, and an array of fish.

“The zoo is committed to saving animals, and their habitats, in the wild and this is just one more way we can inspire guests to take simple actions and join us in protecting wildlife,” says Peter Riger, vice president of conservation education. “We are using this action specifically to highlight the need to protect marine animals from debris. It also allows our guests to play a direct part in making a difference on our planet.”

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