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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

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Zoo presents a new member to the family, a rhinoceros calf.

Julie, a white rhinoceros that arrived to the Zoo in June, was expected to give birth near the end of October; however, the 125 pound calf came unexpectedly on the morning of August 30th. News

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25th Annual Boo at the Zoo -October 30th & , October 31st / 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition at the Gladys Porter Zoo, is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Over 60 carnival-style games and treat stations along with a spectacular Haunted House. (Volunteer Registration Form) BOO at the ZOO

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Saturday Morning Fun - January thru May.

Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo! January thru May. You can join, too! You should pre-register to reserve your spots. Saturday Morning Fun


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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