Big Bugs at the Houston Zoo | Kids Out and About Houston

Big Bugs at the Houston Zoo

All summer long, you can see bugs unlike ever before – up to 60 times larger than their normal size! From the 7-foot ladybug to the 33-foot tarantula, you’ll see these bugs in great detail as each is made to look exactly like its smaller counterpart. As you meet our Big Bugs, you’ll also learn the important role each bug plays in nature and how we can all help to protect each species. From pest control and food maker to crop protector and forest recycler, we could not live without these bugs.

Open May 26 – September 3



Houston Zoo Value Pass – BEST VALUE! 
Adult $22.95 – Includes Zoo admission, all-day Big Bugs entry, and a conservation bracelet
Child $19.95 – Includes Zoo admission, all-day Big Bugs entry, a conservation bracelet, and UNLIMITED Wildlife Carousel rides

Big Bugs Zoo Members Pass
$3.95 Per person includes UNLIMITED Wildlife Carousel & all-day Big Bugs entry exclusively for Zoo Members

Buy your ticket online, at the gate, or near the Big Bugs exhibit entrance during your visit!

Big Bugs You’ll See!

  • Mexican red-knee tarantula
  • Black ants
  • Emperor scorpion
  • Madagascan sunset moth
  • Bombardier beetle
  • Praying mantis
  • Grasshopper
  • Dragonfly
  • Stag beetle
  • Say’s firefly
  • Orb web spider
  • Red-tailed bumblebee
  • Lady bug


Houston Zoo


6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX, 77030
United States


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9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Last entry 6 p.m. The Houston Zoo is open seven days a week. Friday, June 1, the Zoo will close early for a private event. Last entry at 3 p.m., and the Zoo closes at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21 and July 19, the Zoo will close early for After Dark: A Summer Series. Last entry at 4 p.m., gates close at 5 p.m.