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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. 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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  • Go early so the animals are out.I got to see them feeding the elephants,apes and other animals. I got some wonderful pictures that I will treasure forever. The zoo has really grown and so many beautif...  more »
  • We love animals of all kinds and the Houston Zoo has am awesome variety of healthy and happy animals from all over the world. This is not some sad little zoo, you can spend hours and hours seeing the ...  more »
  • The zoo was awesome, only saw half so have to return. Hopefully the new elephant exhibit will be complete. The animals were well kept and had enough space to run, play or sleep. Definitely a place for...  more »
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  • The zoo is amazing. Very clean and they have a lot of animals here. The animals have a good amount of space. Also feeding the giraffes is so much fun! For like $7 you can feed them big pieces of lettuce and they'll eat it from your hand. Definitely must try that
  • Great free parking. Good selection of animals to view. I wish there was more information on things like how big the animals get, age they live to, etc. The app could use since overhaul. Overall though our experience was very fun! Good indoor cooling off areas. Food was good, just pricey - will bring our own next time.
  • So thankful for the free day. We checked our daughter out of school for her birthday today and surprised her with a trip to the zoo. We had the best time and she says it was the best birthday ever. We walked around to see everything quickly in 2 hours. We will be returning for an all day trip to take our time and really soak in all there is to learn about each species that lives here. There is also a splash pad for the kids so keep that in mind for the hot summer months.
  • I really enjoy this zoo. They have a beautiful variety of animals, and the habitats are bigger than some I've seen at other zoos. It seems that they take great care of their animals here. There are plenty of inside exhibits to keep cool in the Houston heat, and they allow you to bring in your own food and drinks. If you have the extra money to spend, feed the giraffes! I think it's $7ish.
  • I have been to a lot of Zoos all over the world and this was def one of the best! Extreme variety of animals and the animals seem to have more space than most zoos in the enclosures. Early in the morning the animals seemed to be more active. Staff was also helpful and free parking. Can't wait to go again! Woopwoop!