The Houston Zoo is a 55 acre zoo located within Herrmann Park. It houses 4,500 animals of over 900 species and is the seventh most visited zoo in the nation. The zoo includes a reptile and amphibian building, a Texas wetlands exhibit, natural encounters exhibit, 23 species of birds, a tropical bird house, an open-air pheasant run and over a thousand fish and marine animals from around the world.
Address: 1513 North MacGregor Street, Hermann Park, Museum District
Tel: (713) 533 6500.