Lyft and Uber
Use your favorite “rideshare” app such as Lyft or Uber on your next visit to the Zoo. These services can drop you off and pick you up right at our main entrance, and you can save time and eliminate parking hassles with this convenient solution.
Overflow Parking and Shuttle
On Saturdays and Sundays, shuttles run from our overflow parking lot at South Extension (SE) Lot, 7100 William C. Harvin Blvd. Parking is $7 per car, and the shuttle ride is free. Shuttles run continuously starting at 10 a.m. and pick up and drop off across across the street from our Medical Center entrance near Ben Taub Hospital.
Save $2 off an adult admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your Q Card, METRO bus, or METRORail ticket at the zoo admission booth. Walk To the Zoo from the train; exit at the Hermann Park/Rice U Station.
Maps and Directions
The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park, near the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District.
Our Main Entrance is at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.
Our Medical Center Entrance on Cambridge Street is open on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays. We will post a notice here regarding upcoming holidays when it is open.
Parking in Hermann Park
The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. On busy days, these lots can fill quickly. An additional parking option is the Centennial Gardens, Lot C on the Hermann Park Map. It is limited to three-hour parking and is accessed from outside the park at Hermann Dr. and Crawford St.
Map provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy
Parking is not owned or operated by the Houston Zoo
Q and A
Hermann Park Dr. is closed; how do we get to the Zoo?
When traffic is heavy in Hermann Park, city police officers will make Hermann Park Drive one way, preventing vehicles from turning into the park from Cambridge. When this happens, consider driving to offsite parking as lots in the park are likely to be full. To get into the park, continue on Cambridge until you arrive at Fannin. A right on Fannin or Main will take you to a roundabout; turn right onto Hermann Park Drive and continue through the park to reach the Zoo.