Gladys Porter Zoo

500 Ringgold Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520
500 Ringgold Street Brownsville Texas 78520 US

The Gladys Porter Zoo is a visitor-oriented zoological and botanical park, dedicated to the preservation of nature through education, conservation and research. The Gladys Porter Zoo opened to the public on September 3, 1971. The facility was completely planned, built, stocked, equipped and then given to the City of Brownsville by the Earl C. Sams Foundation.AttendanceAn average of 375,000 local people and tourists visit the Zoo annually, with an attendance exceeding 400,000 in the year 2001.SizeThe Gladys Porter Zoo is located on 31-acres in central Brownsville, Texas. Additional Zoo facilities include: Administrative office, Education building, four concession stands, gift shop, maintenance facilities, animal diet kitchen, clinic and off-display breeding areas.OwnershipThe Gladys Porter Zoo is owned by the City of Brownsville and is operated by the Board of Directors of the Valley Zoological Society. The Board of Directors is comprised of approximately 100 individuals who set Zoo policies and oversee that they are carried out in the best interest of the Gladys Porter Zoo and the purpose for which it was founded.AZAAffiliationGladys Porter Zoo has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1978.Address, Telephone & Fax500 Ringgold StreetBrownsville, Texas 78520Telephone (Information Recording): (956) 546-2177Administrative Office: (956) 546-7187Education Department: (956) 548-WILD (9453)HoursOpen every day of the year from 9:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. with extended summer hours.AdmissionAdults: $10Children: (2-13 years): $7Seniors: $8.50Children under 2 years are admitted freeGroup RatesGladys Porter Zoo offers group rates for large parties. Contact the Office Coordinator at (956) 546-7187 to schedule your group.School RatesGladys Porter Zoo offers special discounted admission rates to schools. Only school groups that are part of a state accredited school or licensed preschool are eligible for the school rates. View our school rates and special programs for school groups on our Education page.

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