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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.

Kids Appreciation Day - Sunday, August 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HEB and News Center 23 present the 11th Annual Kids Appreciation Day at Gladys Porter Zoo. This year, to further celebrate the soon to be open South Texas Discovery Center MORE

::: Dinosaurs Safari March 15th - July 6th :::

Dinosaur Safari – March 15th - Sept 1st

Walk back in time to discover a world ruled by giants. Dinosaur Safari features new animatronic dinosaurs not previously displayed at Zoo, along with visitor favorite, the T-Rex. Plus real fossils, and interactive activities. News

:::Third Annual Charity Poker Tournament :::

Third Annual Charity Poker Tournament – Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Gladys Porter Zoo will be hosting its third annual charity Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament presented by Capital One Bank. The tournament will be held at Cardenas Mercedes Benz in Harlingen.  Charity Poker

::: Summer Safari:::

Summer Safari – June thru Aug 2014

What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend the summer learning at the Zoo? Summer Safari is just the place for your little one. Each day includes fun-filled activities such as puppet shows, games, stories, crafts, sing-a-longs & tours Summer Safari


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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