The Houston Zoo, Texas

 
00
    
Legend
  • Family & Fun travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 19.5mi
lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a Family & Fun travel tip
added on the 11th of September, 2010
Houston Zoo is easily accessible as it is very close to other popular places of the city like the Hermann Park or the Museum district. Naturally, they have a lot of animals but as I have observed, they have unusually many baby animals as well from lions to giraffes. They are very sweet!!! :)

One of the most interesting things to do is ordering a painting made by one of the elephants or orangutans. The experience is not expensive at all, costs $500. For this fee you can chose the colors, watch the paining process and take the picture home.

Inside the Houston Zoo there is Children's Zoo where the little ones - the adults as well - can pet the animals and even feed them. There are chicken and gees, baby goats and all sorts of cute creatures. You can also ride a very nice carousel in the Zoo for a small fee of about $3, the kids and even yourself will like it.

Tel.:(713)533-6500

Address:
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Price:
Adults: $11
Children: $7
Seniors: $6

Opening Hours:
March to November: 9AM - 7PM
November to March: 9AM - 6PM

On the web:
http://www.houstonzoo.org/

 
Harwin Drive in HoustonNASA Johnson Space Center
 
 
 
Family & Fun
tips

Recent travel tips for Houston

  • Brenner's Steakhouse in Houston
    Well it is definitely not for vegetarians... :) Brenner's is an award winning steakhouse, as you may know, but I was not so very amazed. Food was good, indeed, although we went with some friends and the stake of some was overcooked. I [...]
    D: n/a00
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
    San Jacinto is a monument and museum destined to commemorate the bloody war for the Independence of Texas. The place is great and touching, I didn't regret that I made the short, 20 minutes trip from Houston's Downtown. Inside the [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Rothko Chapel in Houston
    Rothko Chapel is a wonderful place. It was founded in 1970 by Dominique and John Menil. The chapel does not belong to any denomination, or better to say it belongs to all. It's mission is to unite people of different believes and make peace [...]
    D: 18.1mi00
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
    The Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two buildings (the Law and the Beck building), one in front of the other. You can walk between them through an underground tunnel that connects the two. Law houses permanent exhibitions of modern [...]
    D: 18.9mi00
  • Museum of Natural Science in Houston
    It is perfect if you are with kids, but you must go anyway. One of the best museums I have ever seen. They have a lot of cool exhibitions, no wonder there are so many people all the time. Some of the greatest are the Dinosaur world, the [...]
    D: 20.1mi00

Things about Houston you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Houston Travel guide

The energy capital of this planet, the city of Houston is said to be the leading purchaser of eco energy. Around one fourth of the total energy purchased by Houston City is wind energy. All these factors have immensely helped the environmental conditions of Houston. The city of Houston is located on the coastal plain of Gulf and most of the city temperature is similar to that of forests. It is so [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Aschaffenburg, Germany
If you like history and when you have aqlready been to ancient pompei, you shoudl also visit the Pompejanum at Aschaffenburg. It´s a modern built...
History & Culture: Pompejanum

Weingarten, Germany
If you want to enjoy a beer within a quaint atmosphere, you should go to the Schinderhannes. This bar has got also a beer garden, that´s nice in...
Night Life & Entertainment: The Schinderhannes

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pedro Sánchez (On the way to Miches): If you are headed to Miches in the Dominican Republic, take time to stop off in Pedro Sanchez, a rural...
Outdoors Activities: Pedro Sanchez

Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Liverpool Cathedral is an amazing experience for everyone. It has a lot of attractions, exhibitions that you must see and experience if you are...
History & Culture: The Liverpool Cathedral

 

Turin, Italy
When I've arrived in Torino I've visited 'il Palazzo Reale' .
General: Palazzo Reale, Turin

Belgrad, Serbia
The best part of Belgrade nightlife is that they have a special focus on winter and summer clubs, so you have an idea how much effort they put on...
Night Life & Entertainment: The nightlife highlights

 

Key West, Florida
Ernest Hemingway, America's Noble prize-winner for literature wrote and lived in this beautiful house in the Old Town of Key West. Many of his...
History & Culture: Hemingway House in Key West

Malibu, California
Zuma Beach is just great. Though, you have to get there early if you want to get a parking place, traffic is killing sometimes. Zuma by the way...
Beaches : Zuma Beach

 

Natick, Massachusetts
Go place, see and absorb the culture as if it was your own
Sightseeing: Traveler

Wichita, Kansas
A really child friendly zoo where kids can step up on ledges to see the animals better and with a giraffe feeding area which is maybe the most...
Family & Fun: Sedgwick County Zoo

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*