Daytime Admission Hours
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Last entry at 5:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
Over the years, you’ve watched your Houston Zoo undergo enormous changes and growth. Now, as we march toward our 100th anniversary in 2022, the Houston Zoo will celebrate by completing the most dramatic transformation in our history.
We will redefine what a zoo can be with beautiful and immersive habitats, compelling guest experiences, and an unyielding commitment to saving wildlife.
To create these new spaces, we are undergoing a massive construction project which will temporarily shift pathways, close buildings and move some animals to new habitats.
Exhibit & Activity Times
Giraffe Feeding Platform: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
May close due to weather conditions and giraffe participation.
Naturally Wild Swap Shop 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Reptile and Amphibian House Opens At 10:00 a.m.
Tropical Bird House: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Bug House opens at 9:00 a.m.
Petting Yard in the Children’s Zoo: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open April 1 – September 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.