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Houston Zoo, Houston

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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. Our Houston itinerary builder makes visiting Houston Zoo and other Houston attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I love the Houston zoo. The Houston zoo has under went some changes with the exhibits. If you want to visit the Houston zoo, please get there early. Parking is limited due to the amount of visitors, s...  read more »
  • Took my teenage granddaughter that was visiting Houston for the first time. She loves animals and had this top of her list. We were disappointed...too far to walk in hot sun from car park to the zoo. ...  read more »
  • Loved the variety of the different animals I got to see and I am amazed how well they were taken care of. 
  • Lots of animals to see. Petting zoo and small water park area for the kids. They sell water diapers and bathing suits for kids and toddlers in case you forget. Food prices are okay. Horrible parking issues.
  • This is the only zoo where the zoo staff is highly visible interacting with both the animals and zoo visitors. They went out of there way to engage my 2 year old granddaughter which gave her a great experience. The zoo was clean and interesting.
  • As soon as you enter the Zoo, you will find on your right hand side a renovated aquarium. If you go left you will encounter the sea lions. from the entrance facing the sea lions, to your left you will find a reptile exhibit with snakes from different parts of the world, ranging from snakes found in the desert to snakes found in rain forest habitats. They have spiny tailed lizards which also live in the desert. A spectacular white alligator faces the entrance as you come in the reptile house. Amphibians, such as the poison dart frogs are also visible in the reptile house. Once you come out of the reptile house, if you go across the pond with fountains, on your right hand side, you will find birds from different parts of the world, they have an amazing exhibit of horn bills, parrots, macaws, etc. Once you come out of the ornithology section, you are at the fountain, go right towards the back of the fountain and you will come across the primates. They have a wide variety of primates from orangutans, chimpanzees, goeldi monkeys, mandrills, lemurs, and even gorillas, but the gorillas are in a totally different place, you will find them way in the back, passed the section where the giraffes and the rhinos are. Their habitat is a very well protected oasis with an outdoor and indoor spacious fenced areas where people can admire the wild beauty of these animals. For those studying botany, they have a butterfly outdoor garden and right across from that a carnivorous plant garden. In the giraffe habitat a new baby giraffe is growing, full energy and curiosity. The elephants on view are Asian elephants, in comparison to African elephants, these have smaller ears and more round heads. These are only a few examples of the some many animal species you can observe at the Houston Zoo along with plants and other attractions.
  • The best zoo ever. They added a new dinosaur, bug, water, giraffe, gorilla exhibit and I must say from when I was growing up this place has a huge face lift. They could use more water sprayers but the staff is super friendly and the food selection is fair. The zoo team has done an extraordinary job and we must say that the new dinosaur temp exhibit that came in was amazing.
  • The zoo was very nice. The kids had a wonderful time. The kids splash pad was an awesome way to cool off. My only concern is that some of the animals are enclosed in very small spaces. We encountered some of them just pacing back and forth.
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