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Houston Zoo

(Kid Friendly Zoo / Aquarium)

1513 N Macgregor Dr (Herman Park)
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 533-6500
Founded in 1922, the Houston Zoo in Hermann Park is home to more than 3,500 animals, from Asian elephants and California sea lions to okapis and Komod
At the McGovern Children's Zoo's "contact area," visitors can experience the petting zoo. The Houston Zoo's Wildlife Carousel opened May 1, 2004 and f
Hours: Daily 9-6 (and open until 7 during Daylight Savings Time)
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Last verified: 7/15/2011

10 Comments about Houston Zoo
"After going to other Zoos in the country the Houston Zoo really was not what I expected. The whole zoo just looked like it needed a lot of work. The" -
"Facts When a bison named Earl was given to Houston in 1920, it unwittingly became the city's first zoo animal. Others followed: secondhand circus anim" -
"Houston Zoo is not my favorite urban zoo ever. I found it too small and the animals seemed to be in some very cramped quarters. It was sort of depre" -
"I enjoy taking the kids to the zoo, especially on a weekday when it is not too crowded. Even in the heat, you can cool off in some of the buildings. " -
"I love the Houston zoo! The last time I visited, I had my grandsons, ages 7 & 8 now. They had a blast!. I think we saw every animal and attraction in " -
"I love this zoo. It is fun to wander along the paths and get lost in the day. I love the sea lion exhibit.they are too much fun! They also have a good" -
"Right here in town, no long drives, and a beautiful place. The trees and grounds are lovely, the animals are fun, and the collection is quite interest" -
"The Zoo has transformed since it privatized a few years ago. I love the new Natural Encounters building. They've redone the bathrooms and everything s" -
"The zoo is a great place to spend an evening or part of a weekend. The grounds look great, the animals are totally awesome! It's a fun date place! You" -
"We went to this zoo a few years ago and never went back because it was just a bunch of chainlink fence. I felt so sorry for all the animals. We deci" -
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