Daytime General Admission Tickets

Daytime general admission tickets may not be used for entry to TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights.

Zoo General Admission and Wildlife Carousel tickets are valid for 90 days from date of purchase.

Barcoded tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment in a separate email after your purchase receipt.  Please allow 2-3 minutes for the ticket email to arrive.

Show your ticket's barcode on your phone at our entrance; there's no need to print it out.

By going paperless, you are helping to save local black bears in the wild!

      Admission - Adult (ages 12+)
  Price $19.00

      Admission - Child (ages 2-11)
  Price $15.00

      Admission - Senior (ages 65+)
  Price $12.50

      Wildlife Carousel
  Price $3.00


TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights

The Houston Zoo is transformed at night into a winter wonderland! Get your tickets to one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday experiences:

Houston CityPASS®

Save 49% off admission to the Houston Zoo, plus four more top Houston attractions: Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Downtown Aquarium, and your choice of the Houston Children's Museum OR a Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass.

Valid 9 days.
Adults - $59 (value $115)
Children 3-11 - $49 (value $86)

CityPASS® is valid for zoo general admission. Some special zoo events/attractions, including Zoo Lights, sold separately.

Free Tuesday Afternoons

Free Tuesday Afternoons provides free admission to the Houston Zoo on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Tuesday Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission after 12pm only.  Special zoo events/attractions including Zoo Lights, carousel rides, and giraffe feeding are sold separately.

Tickets will be available online starting the Wednesday before each Free Tuesday Afternoon.  Get your free tickets online and avoid the line at the ticket windows.