Zoo Admission Tickets
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.
Zoo General Admission and Wildlife Carousel tickets are valid for 90 days from date of purchase.
The Houston Zoo offers free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from noon until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons. Please note that this offer includes Zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe feeding, Zoo Lights or other events/attractions. Tickets will be available online about 1 week before each Free Afternoon. Get your free tickets online and avoid the line at the ticket windows.