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Prices and Discounts

The Zoo reopens to the public on June 3. During this time, online reservations are required for all guests and members.

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

Discounts & Offers

Student Discounts

At this time online reservations are required for all guests – including students. Free or discounted admission for registered students attending the following institutions of higher learning located within Houston city limits. You must present a valid current student ID. Free admission is offered for students who attend the schools listed below. Learn more by tapping below.

One free admission per student, per visit:

  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas Southern University

Group Tickets

At this time, group ticket reservations will not be available.

Corporate Discounts

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

Have a Corporate Partner discount code?

Corporate Discount Tickets

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

Corporate Partnerships

Questions? Email Hunter Halbert, Director of Corporate Partnerships.

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: $12
Child: $10

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.

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

Are there any restrictions?

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? You might receive a discount at the Houston Zoo by presenting your membership card.

Discounts With Other Zoos