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The Houston Zoo, Texas

 
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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/

 
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