Housing, feeding, medicating, and educating over 6,000 resident animals, the Houston Zoo is one of the best in Texas, and even in the country!
Located on 55 spacious acres within Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo hosts about 2 million visitors a year, between regular zoo visits and special private and public events/entertainment. The wide variety of events, educational programs, and exhibits make this truly 'a zoo for all', as well as a proud member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
Be sure to save enough time to see ALL of the wonderful animal exhibits such as the African Forest, Carruth Natural Encounters, Se Lion Lab, and Children's Zoo. You can take part in group visit activities, curriculum-based hands-on experiences, and up close and personal animal encounters while here, or just enjoy your day wandering around and learning about all the different animals. You will see so many different species and ecosystems, from African Tamarins and Cheetahs to Houston Toads and Anderson Newts!
Take some time to grab a bite to eat and pick up some souvenirs before you go!