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Prices and Discounts

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Online reservations are required for ALL guests and members during this time. Tickets will NOT be sold on-site at the Zoo. We do not offer refunds and exchanges. Learn more about the modifications you can expect during your next Zoo visit.

Tickets available now through August 31!


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See more discount offers below! 

Pricing Information

General Admission:

  • Adult (Ages 13-64): $22.95
  • Child (Ages 3-12): $17.95
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $17.95

Value Pass:
The pass includes Zoo admission, unlimited walks through the Prehistoric Beasts exhibit, unlimited carousel rides, and a souvenir conservation bracelet.

  • Adult Value Pass (Ages 13-64): $29.95
  • Child Value Pass (Ages 3-12): $25.95

A portion of each Houston Zoo ticket purchase goes towards protecting animals in the wild.

Discounts & Offers

Free Tuesdays

This summer, we’re offering special Free Tuesdays sponsored by PNC Bank during June to August. Reservations for Tuesday, August 3 are sold out. Reservations for September 7 will be available on the Wednesday before at 7:00 a.m.

Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month from open until closing. Online reservations are required for all guests and members during this time. Tickets will not be available at the gate.

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7


Student Discounts

At this time online reservations are required for all guests – including students. Free admission for registered students attending the schools listed below is applicable. You must present a valid current student ID.

One free admission per student, per visit:

  • University of Houston, including satellite campuses
  • Rice University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas Southern University

CityPASS Discount

First, purchase CityPASS online for immediate, paperless delivery to your mobile device. CityPASS holders do not need advanced reservations. Simply bring your CityPASS to any ticket-taker at the Zoo entrance. With CityPASS, you’ll save 47% off admission to Houston’s top 5 attractions.


Group Tickets

Available for purchases of 20 or more General Admission tickets. Discount will be reflected at checkout.

Adults 13-64 – $2 off
Children 3-12 – $1 off
Senior 65+ – $1 off

Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected. Group tickets cannot be purchased at the gate and do not include entry for separately ticketed events. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. There are no rain checks. For questions or concerns, please contact

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Corporate Discounts

The Houston Zoo offers ticket and membership discounts to employees of our Corporate Partners via the Houston Zoo website.

Find out how your company can become a Corporate Partner of the Houston Zoo!

Questions? Email

U.S. Military Discounts

We offer a U.S. military discount on general admission tickets to members of the U.S. military, their families, and veterans with a valid military ID. A reservation is required and you MUST show your military ID when presenting your ticket for admission.

Adult: $13
Child: $11

Lone Star Discount

You can purchase up to two adult and three child tickets at the Lone Star discount rate. Other members of your group will need to purchase a ticket at regular admission price. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Reserve Tickets

Includes only general admission. Not included: Stroller/wheelchair/scooter rental, food or drink, or gift shop purchases.

Questions? Find out more about the Lone Star discount:

Lone Star and the Houston Zoo

Senior Discounts

We offer a $5 discount to seniors 65 and older. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Seniors 65+: $17.95

Members of Other Zoos

Your Houston Zoo membership can get you a discount at many zoos around the country! Have a membership at another zoo? Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Discounts With Other Zoos