Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month, typically on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. In January our free Tuesday afternoon is on the second Tuesday.
Free Tuesday Afternoons
January 8, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019
June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons.
We experience high attendance during Free Afternoons, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro is recommended.
Reserve Your Free Tickets
You will need a free ticket to enter; you can get them at the gate or online ahead of time.
Tickets are not available online until the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.
- This offer includes Zoo admission after noon only.
- Admission to Zoo Lights is not included.
- Carousel, giraffe feeding and other attractions are available at regular price; they are not free.
- You may bring in outside food and drink (glass containers and straws are not permitted.) Bring a water bottle and use our free refilling stations. Concessions will be available but are not included with your free admission.