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Houston Zoo, Houston

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A support line for at least 12 species' conservation programs, Houston Zoo is also home to more than 6,000 animals. The attraction is the tenth-largest zoo in North America and hosts more than 1.8 million visitors every year. Stop by the Masai giraffe area to meet the occupants up close and get a chance to feed them. Check out the 4-D movie experience, which adds mist and smells to an already thrilling 3-D film experience. Plan your Houston Zoo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Houston using our Houston trip planner .
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  • No matter where I go I will visit a zoo, here in Houston it is just like any other zoo but very entertaining.  more »
  • Overall ok. Zoos can bring up mixed emotions. The carousel is a nice reprieve for families. The wild cat cages were way too small for the animals it was disturbing. Several of the animals were kept in...  more »
  • Be prepared to walk. Great for kids below 8yrs to run and have a fun time. Food outlets are good too.  more »
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  • We had a lovely time here. The zoo is walkable clean and very nice. The sell corn puffs with Valentina sauce to accommodate the Mexican locals in which i thought was pretty awesome. They also sell soft serve vanilla ice cream cones in which i had two on this visite cones were awesome all that was missing was the rainbow sprinkles. We saw all the animals there was to see. Overall had a great time. Highly recommend.
  • One of the best Zoos anywhere! Super friendly staff, great exhibits! The Swap Shop is a great place to take kids! I use it as a homeschool science supplement! Kids take what they find in nature (just nothing pertaining to birds) and they get points! They trade in their find, and if they can answer questions about it or better yet- wrote a paper!- they get knowledge points! Save up points to buy things in the shop! So fun! And, it's the cheapest Houston Membership place! If you go and decide, "We love this place! Let's buy a Membership!" You can use your receipt and get that day's entry fee taken off the Membership! Hope these tips all help!
  • Zoo in Houston Texas United States is a very large garden and wonderful. There is a large outdoor lake with a variety of birds, fish and turtles. The park includes many large and small animals, reptiles and rare ones, some of which are threatened with extinction. It includes many large wild animals such as elephant and wild buffalo with long and huge horns and there is rhinoceros, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, lions, tigers, bears, many species of snakes, reptiles, birds, monkeys, gorillas and others. a lot. It really is a wonderful garden and fun.
  • Great place for kids! My daughter and nephew LOVE this zoo. the animals are diverse, the park is well laid out and the animals seem well taken care of. I would like to see hippos but otherwise they have all the animals you can want. I can't wait for the Texas wetlands exhibit to open and see some gators!
  • The Houston Zoo is place to visit, have picnics, relax, enjoy, and appreciate the beauty of nature. There are several exotic/wild animals to see. Children would really enjoy visiting this zoo because they can see the many animals they learn about in the classrooms or see in cartoons and movies. Houston Zoo, one of the many attractions of H-Town!
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