The 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 can be accessed on Cambridge Street.
Monday, Feb. 17 – President’s Day
The Houston Zoo will be open on President’s Day. Our Medical Center entrance will NOT be open on this date. Make the most of your time and plan to ride the MetroRail or use your favorite rideshare app.
See all parking options and alternatives listed below.
Parking Options & Alternatives
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.
Use your favorite “rideshare” app on your next visit to the Zoo. These services can drop you off and pick you up right at our main entrance, located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and you can save time and eliminate parking hassles with this convenient solution.
Hermann Park Parking
Guests can park in Lots G, F, E, D, H and I as indicated on the Hermann Park Parking Map.
An additional parking option is the Centennial Gardens, Lot C on the Hermann Park Parking Map. It is limited to three-hour parking and is accessed from outside the park at Hermann Dr. and Crawford St.
Map is provided by the Hermann Park Conservancy.
Parking is not owned or operated by the Houston Zoo.
On weekends and holidays, Zoo guests may also park in the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Parking Garage, located at 6400 Fannin for a $10 rate. This parking garage only accepts credit cards, and there are two pay machines in the lobby that accept cash. The entrance is near the Starbucks.
The closest Zoo entrance to this parking garage is the Medical Center entrance, which may be accessed via Cambridge Street.
Our shuttle service currently operates only on weekends and select holidays starting at 10 a.m for a $7 rate. To use the shuttle, guests may park at 7100 William C. Harvin.
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.