Zoo invites children and adults to visit their 6,000 permanent residents, including gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, and iguanas
What You'll Get
- General admission
- A Summer Value Pass includes single-day general admission, all-day access to the Big Bugs exhibit, and a conservation bracelet; plus, kids get unlimited rides on the Wildlife Carousel
- Child Value Pass valid for children ages 2-11.
- Available dates: 06/01/18 to 09/03/18
About the Big Bugs Exhibit
This summer, zoo-goers will gawk at giant, animatronic bugs (like a 7-foot ladybug or the 33-foot tarantula) as they spread their wings and move around inside the Houston Zoo’s special exhibit Big Bugs presented by Texas Direct Auto. From May 26 to September 3, guests will get up close and personal with different types of bugs that, because they’re up to 60 times larger than their actual size, reveal their intricate anatomy on a grand, yet accurate scale. Visitors will also learn about the roles these insects play in their respective habitats, like pest controller or forest decomposer.
The Fine Print
About Houston Zoo
In an effort to connect the community with animals, the Houston Zoo works to provide engaging animal experiences for millions of guests each year. Their commitment to preserve animal wildlife has resulted in providing outstanding care for the thousands of animals throughout the zoo. They also aim to inspire others to take action and protect wildlife through public and private events and entertainment. Check out some of the main attractions:
- McNair Asian Elephant Habitat: This habitat serves as home to ten elephants, including babies Joy and Tilly—while walking across the boardwalk, visitors can watch as these majestic creatures splash in their 160,000-gallon pool.
- Gorillas at the Houston Zoo: Their power is legendary. Their movements—majestic. Their presence—simply awesome. Visitors experience everything that makes gorillas so wonderful, up close and incredible.
- John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo: A river otter plays underwater, the sounds of flapping wings echo in a realistic bat cave, and goats bleat for attention in the Petting Zoo—kids experience all this at the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo, where guests can also find the Bug House, home to a variety of fascinating insects.
- Hamill Foundation Black Bear Exhibit:The newly renovated home of Belle and Willow has triple the size to what they had before and includes features like a chilled pool, climbing structures, and lots of shade.