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Prices and Discounts

Flex Pricing is Here!

Flex Pricing is now at the Houston Zoo! Flex Pricing gives you more options to plan a Zoo visit that best fits your budget and schedule. Plan ahead and save! Tickets are available through October 31. Child and senior tickets are 20% off the price shown.

Online reservations are required for all non-member guests at this time. Members are not required to make online reservations to visit the Zoo. 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.

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

Discounts & Offers

Free Tuesdays

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

Reservations for October 5 will be available on the Wednesday before at 7:00 a.m.

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7

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Student Discounts

At this time online reservations are required for all non-member 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

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. First, purchase CityPASS online for immediate, paperless mobile delivery.

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Group Tickets

Tickets are available for purchases of 20 or more General Admission tickets. Discount will be reflected at checkout. For questions or concerns, please contact group.reservations@houstonzoo.org.

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

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 development@houstonzoo.org.

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.

The U.S. Military Discount is 50% off general admission tickets. 

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.

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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:

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Child Discounts

We offer a 20% discount on tickets for children ages 3-12. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site. The discount will automatically be reflected at checkout.

Senior Discounts

We offer a 20% discount on tickets for seniors 65 and older. Ticket reservations are required online. Tickets will not be sold on-site. The discount will automatically be reflected at checkout.

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