Activities & Resources
Houston Zoo458in Houston, TX 77030
about Houston Zoo:
Within the Zoo's grounds, families can enjoy the John P. McGovern Children's Zoo. This area has a petting zoo, a carousel with 64 different animals to ride, and several kid-sized animal exhibits. If the kids need to release some excess energy, they can romp around in the fenced-in playground or cool off in the water playground. (The water playground is closed from December to March.) Families can also take a break in the shaded butterfly pavilion, which hosts some entertaining shows.
Birthday party packages are available, or visitors can host their own parties at the Zoo. (You may bring your own food, but please no glass containers, alcohol, straws, or balloons.) For more information, call 713.533.6797.
Camp Zoofari summer camps are for kids ages four through 15; members get first crack at registration.
Admission is free on the first Tue of every month from 2pm until closing time.
Note: The last admittance is one hour prior to closing time every day.