How to do Spring Break at the Zoo - Spring Break Traffic can be a Real Bear!
HOW TO DO SPRING BREAK AT THE ZOO
Some Tips from the Houston Zoo to Avoid Spring Break Traffic Snarls
Spring Break Traffic Can Be A Real Bear!
(HOUSTON0 March 7, 2010 … We can promise you a “naturally wild” experience each time you visit the Houston Zoo. For Spring Break we’ve got some tips that can make your trip to the Zoo a bit more tame.
The Houston Zoo is a popular destination throughout the month of March, and especially so during Spring Break. This year Spring Break (March 12 – 20) coincides with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. That means Zoo guests and visitors to other attractions in Hermann Park can expect especially heavy traffic in and around the Park.
Parking is limited in Hermann Park. To beat the traffic jams and the parking challenges, please consider carpooling or riding METRO’s bus system or METRORail. Zoo guests can save $2 off and adult Zoo Admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your METRO Q Card or any METRO bus or METRORail ticket at the Zoo admission booth (one offer per person).
During Spring Break we suggest Zoo guests catch METRORail from the following stations in the downtown area. These 4 locations are near surface parking lots:
Preston Street Station
Main Street Square Station
Bell Street Station
METRO’s Downtown Transit Center Station
For our guests whose Spring Break plans must include travel by car, off-site parking is available just a short walk away at Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, 6400 Fannin. The garage charges for parking. Special rates apply on weekends. Just look for the signs at the garage entrances on Main and Fannin just south of Cambridge Street (formerly N. MacGregor).
For more information, visit the Houston Zoo on the Web at www.houstonzoo.org/spring-break.
Founded in 1922, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving more than 1.8 million guests annually. Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 6,000 exotic animals representing more than 800 species. Visitors can experience the wonders of Africa at The African Forest, the new 6.5 acre, $40 million addition featuring chimps, rhinos, and giraffes. Travel to Africa. No Passport Required.
The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive in beautiful Hermann Park. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Central Standard Time (last admission at 5 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. during Central Daylight Time (last admission at 6 p.m.). The Zoo is closed Christmas Day. Regular admission is $12 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $8 for children ages 2-11 and FREE for children under 2. Visit the courtesy booth at your neighborhood Fiesta Mart and purchase an adult Zoo admission for $10 and a child Zoo admission for $7. Zoo memberships start at only $55. For information on all the great benefits of becoming a Zoo member call (713) 533-6713 or visit our Web site at www.houstonzoo.org.
Ride METRORail to the Houston Zoo from the Fannin South Park and Ride lot. With frequent service, METRORail is a convenient answer to traffic congestion in the Texas Medical Center/Hermann Park/Museum District corridor. For METRORail information, visit www.ridemetro.org.
Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, the provision of engaging educational opportunities and the creation of stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.
The Houston Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.
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