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The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.

Upper Valley Appreciation Days - Friday – Sunday, October 10th, 11th & 12th

All residents living in the Upper Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special admission price of $3.00 for adults (ages 14 and up) and children (ages 2 to 13).MORE

::: ZOOFARI 2014 :::

Zoofari 2014 - October 3rd & 4th

The Valley’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari 2014, is here! Help the Gladys Porter Zoo continue to inspire, educate and captivate the multitudes of children in the Rio Grande Valley by attending Zoofari ’14. News

:::Brew At the ZOO :::

Brew at the Zoo – October 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brownsville Beerfest and the Gladys Porter Zoo have joined forces to bring you Brew at the Zoo. Everyone 21 and over is invited to the wildest beer tasting in town from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday Charity Poker

::: Summer Safari:::

Zoofari '14 Committee Accepting Donations for Auction

Zoofari Committee members need your support to make the Zoo’s annual Zoofari fundraiser a success. Donations are being accepted for our live and blackboard auctions. The fundraiser will take place on October 3rd & 4th, 2014.Summer Safari


Adults: $10.00

Children (2-13) $7.00
Children under 2 free

Seniors (over 65): $8.50

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m
Saturday- Sunday 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m
Open Everyday

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