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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 16!


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 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

Please email Please let us know how many adult and child CityPASS tickets you have and the date and time you would like to reserve.

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.

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.

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