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
A shuttle will be running to our overflow parking lot at South Extension (SE) Lot, 7100 William C. Harvin Blvd. on select nights at TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights.
More information is available on our Zoo Lights site:
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 closed and will reopen in mid-January after TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights has ended.
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 throughout Hermann Park, officers will close Hermann park drive from traffic turning north off of Cambridge. If you are attempting to reach the Zoo and Hermann Park Drive is closed, continue on Cambridge until you arrive at Fannin. A right on Fannin will take you towards a roundabout that will allow you to turn southbound onto Hermann Park Drive. If you stay on Cambridge all the way to Main St, you will have gone too far and may have to circle back.