- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The Houston Zoo contains several thousand animals that range from cheetahs to giraffes to otters to bats. There's even a habitat for rare albino reptiles. And the zoo's interactive kids' section is a great place to keep young tikes occupied.
Fodor's offers a good tip: "If you need a break from the heat, take a spin on the climate-controlled Wildlife Carousel near the Children's Zoo." A Yelp.com also says: "Loved that you could pack a cooler and bring your own food and drinks. … It made the zoo really affordable since you don't have to spend money on buying their food."
The zoo is open every day except Christmas, from 9 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for kids ages two to 11; adults are charged $12. You'll find it in Houston's Museum District, inside Hermann Park. For more information visit the official website.
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