There are countless family activities in the Houston area, one being the Houston Zoo. This 55-acre zoological park is home to over 6,000 animals that includes over 900 species. An entire day could be spent walking from one exhibit to the next with not enough hours in the day to see it all. The Children’s Zoo is an experience for those of any age. Visitors can get up close and personal with sheep in the petting area, enter a realistic bat cave or visit the playground for some jumping, climbing and sliding. After a day at the zoo is over and done with, and it’s time for a hearty meal, finding a good place to eat is next on the agenda. Whether the plan includes a meal with a glass of wine or burgers and fries, there are plenty of eating establishments ready to take your order. This is your all-inclusive guide to a successful and enjoyable day at the Houston Zoo.
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
The Houston Zoo was first opened in September 1922, with only a small assortment of alligators, birds and snakes. It wasn’t until 1925 that the zoo added more exhibits and did not begin charging admission until 1988. Today, the Houston Zoo houses over 6,000 animals and operates under the mission statement, “The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge and care for the natural world.” Guest are able to experience a vast variety of animals, exhibits and events on each and every visit.
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