Zoos and Nature Centers in and around Houston, TX
Zoos, nature centers, and other places to experience animals and the natural world in the Houston Area
It's not just the Houston Zoo (although that is indeed wonderful)! There are dozens places kids and families can experience animals and nature in the Houston area. This is KidsOutAndAbout's list for the Houston area.
If there is an attraction that we have missed in our list below, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
Come play in a 7 1/2 acre old-fashioned Family Fun Park! Visit the petting zoo, mini golf course, western play town, play fort, huge playground, gigantic sandbox, zip line, sand volleyball, horseshoes and much more. Healthy family fun that kids love!
Bring your little ones to meet furry, scaly, and feathered friends! Come face-to-face with giraffes as you feed them, watch as the elephants splash in their giant pools, see the bears climb and play, and so much more. Kids can also make a splash in the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park, discover the natural world in Explore the Wild, and take a ride on the Wildlife Carousel. When you see the animals at the Houston Zoo, you help save animals in the wild. A portion of every admission ticket protects animals around the world.