plan is the key to making your visit the great experience
you expect. The Gladys Porter Zoo is here to help.
With the Basics
The Zoo is open 365 days a year from 9:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. with extended summer hours. Once on the
Zoo grounds you can stay until dusk. Regular admission
for adults ages 14 - 64 is $8.50, children ages 2
- 13 pay $5.25 and seniors 65 and over receive a discounted
admission of $7.00. Children 1 and under are free.
Group rates are also available.
All facilities are accessible by wheelchair. You are
welcome to bring your own wheelchair, stroller or
wagon. If you need one they are available for rent
at the Zoofari Gift Shop. For your convenience, our
concession stands offer a wide variety of food and
beverages. Check out our menu. Sorry, food may not
be brought into the Zoo. Water is the only beverage
Map Out Your
Plan in Advance
Gladys Porter Zoo located at 500 Ringgold St., Brownsville,
Texas and is easy to access from Expressway 77/83.
From 77/83 take the 6th Street exit and proceed to
Ringgold St. turn right and park.
Download our online Zoo map and plan your route through
the Zoo. If you are bringing young children choose
a meeting place just in case someone gets separated
from the group.
Something Happening Here!
Check out our online calendar to get the scoop. See
what events and programs are going on the day you'll
be visiting. If the Zoo has an event scheduled like
Boo at the Zoo or Zoo Nights & Lights you are
encouraged to buy tickets in advance to avoid having
to wait in long lines.
Do You Visit
Often or Want to Visit More?
Take advantage of the benefits of membership like
free admission every day during regular Zoo hours.
Read about the great benefits that every member receives
and download an application.