If you've visited the Zoo recently, then you've noticed that we are pushing forward full steam ahead into Phase 1 of the Master Plans for Reinvention. As such, some areas of the Zoo are inaccessible temporarily. As well, some animals are off of public exhibit for a brief time. But, don't fret...we love the animals behind the scenes just as much!

Sapo Springs, a West African Expedition, recently opened on March 31, 2023. It's surely an amazing state-of-the-art exhibit that you won't want to miss. It features underwater viewing of our pygmy hippos. Plus, this exhibit also houses the entertaining and beautiful colobus monkeys and an aviary with a myriad of exotic, endangered birds.

The new giraffe exhibit with a public feeding platform and our new public entrance are slated to open mid-2024 and will complete this first phase of construction.

The Cypress Bayou Railroad Train Ride will re-open in 2024. This time is allowing us time to relocate nearly half of the train tracks for an overall better guest experience once the train rides continue. Thanks for your patience and support.

These are exciting times and we are thrilled that you coming along with us for what is sure to be a wild & magical ride! To thank you for your patience, we are offering a "Pardon our Progress" Pass when a substantial amount of the Zoo is not accessible. This means you'll pay for a regular ticket when you visit today and receive a free pass to return at a later date in the coming year.

See below for a current map showcasing open/closed exhibits & pathways. 

Reinvention Video