9 a.m. — 7 p.m.
Entrance gates close at 6 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
Last entry into the Zoo is always one hour before we close.
Once a month, we open an hour early just for Houston Zoo Members! Become a member and join us for Member Mornings.
Every Friday & Saturday, Now – August 10
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thanks to TXU Energy, the Houston Zoo is staying open late, so you can enjoy the animals in the cooler evening weather. From 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. guests can enjoy added music and fun family activities that are sure to entertain kids and adults alike! All activities are included in Zoo admission and are free for Zoo Members.
Exhibit & Activity Times
Giraffe Feeding Platform: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
May close due to weather conditions and giraffe participation.
Naturally Wild Swap Shop 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Reptile and Amphibian House Opens At 10 a.m.
Tropical Bird House: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bug House opens at 9:30 a.m.
Petting Yard in the Children’s Zoo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park: Closed for the season
Open April 1 – September 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.