The Houston Zoo, located in the heart of Hermann Park, is one of Houston’s most popular sites and is a great attraction for the entire family. The zoo covers an area of about 50 acres and houses over 6000 exotic animals and beautifully landscaped grounds, which offer a truly unforgettable experience. Visitors to the Houston Zoo will come across a variety of aquatic animals like; sea turtles, octopus, sea horses and jellyfish, reptiles like; snakes, komodo dragons and tortoise, mammals like; elephants, rhinos, lions, orangutans and chimpanzees, birds like; ostrich and parrots, amphibians like; dart frogs and newts, and much more. The Houston Zoo also consists of a children’s zoo; which is a must-visit for those with kids, as well as an education center. Visitors get the chance to feed a variety of animals like lion clubs and giraffes, they also get to shadow a staff veterinarian for the day, take guided tours and more.
Children 2-11 – $12 Adults 12-64 – $16
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Galapagos tortoise, sea lion show, giant pacific octopus and all the other animals and exhibits
Muslims visiting the Houston Zoo will not be able to find prayer facilities within its premises. They should however be able to find a clean and quiet place in the zoo, or the surrounding park, to offer their prayers. If unable to do so, they could visit one of the mosques in the city, such as Masjid al-Amin, Al-Noor Society Central Masjid or the ISGH Masjid Hamza.
The Herzstein Trading Post, Twiga Café, Cypress Circle and Macaw Café all offer a variety of delicious food items to suit all tastes. While the food sold here won’t be Halal certified, Muslim visitors will definitely find suitable vegetarian and seafood options. There are also numerous Halal restaurants in the city of Houston due to its sizeable Muslim population.