Phone: (956) 546-7187

Address:

500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, Texas, 78520

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.

An average of 375,000 local people and tourists visit the Zoo annually, with an attendance exceeding 400,000 in the year 2001.

The 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.

Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Safari: Bee Friends @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! Learn about plant and animal relationships and how important they are for survival. You will be surprised to discover some of... Read more »
Oct 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Safari: Creatures of the Night @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! This is your chance to learn all about the animals that hunt in the dark and those that use the night... Read more »
Boo at the Zoo @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Boo at the Zoo @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition at the Gladys Porter Zoo, is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Guests will be able to enjoy over 50 carnival-style games and treat stations... Read more »
Boo at the Zoo @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Oct 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Boo at the Zoo @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition at the Gladys Porter Zoo, is an alternative to trick or treating on the streets. Guests will be able to enjoy over 50 carnival-style games and treat stations... Read more »
The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. We have facilities on Zoo grounds available for rent to accommodate various types of events, such as meetings, corporate retreats, birthday parties, and weddings.Gladys Porter Zoo Venue Specifications

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