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Directions & Parking


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.

Take METRORail

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.

METRORail Option:

Fannin South Park & Ride

Shuttle Service & Offsite Parking

Our shuttle service currently operates only on weekends and holidays starting at 10 a.m for a $7 rate. To use the shuttle, guests may park at 5100 William C Harvin Blvd.

Offsite Parking
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.

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 can be accessed on Cambridge Street.

6200 Hermann Park Dr.

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

Parking in Hermann Park Map (pdf)

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.