Phone: (956) 546-7187

Address:

500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, , 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.

Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
The long-awaited dinosaurs have returned, just in time for Spring Break! This limited-time exhibit will be an additional $3.00 will be at the gate or the entrance of the exhibit, which is located in the… Continue Reading Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 1 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
Colobus Monkey Facts! The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs. Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic… Continue Reading Gladys Porter Zoo
World Giraffe Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 21 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
World Giraffe Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
World Giraffe Day is a world-wide day of recognition for the longest necked animal on the planet.
Kids Appreciation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Aug 3 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Kids Appreciation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
12:00 PM
Celebrate your child on National Kids Day with a trip to the Zoo. Fun activities for kids and lots of extras like passports, goodie bags and prizes.
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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