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General Admission

Zoo Members – FREE
Children 1 and Under – FREE
Children 2-11 – $15
Adults 12-64 – $19
Senior 65+ – $12.50

Purchase your tickets online (they’re good for 90 days) and skip the ticket lines. Show the digital ticket on your phone when you arrive. Or show your Houston Zoo membership card to enjoy free admission!


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

Become a Member

Members get in free! Become a member and enjoy free daytime admission for an entire year and many other great benefits.



Giraffe Feeding Platform$7
Wildlife Carousel: Members $2 Non-Members $3

Giraffe feeding and carousel tickets are available at the Zoo (Zoo admission is not included.)

Tickets for Events

Visit our Events Calendar and view event details for more information and to purchase tickets. Many events are free with Zoo admission!

Discounts & Offers

Back to School: Student Discounts

Free or discounted admission for registered students attending the following institutions of higher learning located within the Houston city limits. You must present a valid current student ID.

One free admission per student, per visit:

  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas Southern University

$2 off, limit one discount ticket per student per visit:

  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston Community College System
  • South Texas College of Law
Free Tuesday Afternoons
Discount for Groups of 20+ People
Corporate Discounts
U.S. Military Discounts
METRO Discounts
Lone Star Access Program
Zoo Brochure Rack Card
Discount for Members of Other Zoos

Save with CityPASS

Sightseeing in Houston? CityPASS saves 49% on admission to Houston Zoo, plus 4 more top attractions: Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Downtown Aquarium, and a choice between Children’s Museum of Houston OR a Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass. Purchase booklets or printable vouchers at or at the Houston Zoo for the same low price.