Free Tuesday afternoons will be now be Free Tuesdays all day long. Free daytime admission to the Houston Zoo is provided once a month, on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from open until closing. In January, our free Tuesday is on the second Tuesday.
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 Tuesdays.
We experience high attendance during Free Tuesdays, and parking areas are limited. Plan your parking strategy ahead of time; arriving via Metro or rideshare 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.
- This offer includes Zoo admission.
- 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.