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The Houston Zoo is temporarily closed. Tickets will go back on sale when the Zoo opens on April 4.

Free Tuesdays

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.

Free Tuesdays

January 14, 2020
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 5, 2020
September 1, 2020
October 6, 2020
November 3, 2020
December 1, 2020

June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesdays.

Parking Tip

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.

Directions & Parking

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.

Reserve Tickets

Please Note:

  • 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.