Gladys Porter Zoo will have special discount admission prices for select weekends only. Guests can rack up some impressive savings with 68 to 80 percent off regular admission rates and see the new animals that have recently debuted like LeeLoo the ocelot, Mango the orangutan and several zoo babies, including an adorable baby red-flanked duiker.
Admission for Brownsville residents will be only $2.00 per adult or child on September 9th, 10th, and 11th. On the weekend of September 16th, 17th, and 18th, admission will be $3.00 per person for residents of Cameron County, Willacy County, and Matamoros, Mexico.
Upper Valley and out-of-valley residents can take advantage of this discount on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. The admission rate will be $3.00 per guest for those living in Hidalgo County, Starr County, Reynosa, Mexico and outside of the Rio Grande Valley.
When purchasing tickets at the gate, guests will need to present proof of residency, such as a driver license or utility bill, to receive the discounted rate. Only one person per family or group will need to present proof of residency. Visitors living outside of the United States may present a passport or other identification to satisfy this requirement.
Since opening in 1971, the Gladys Porter Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation and preservation of nature. The Zoo is currently home to approximately 1400 animals representing over 300 different species. Guest favorites include the Zoo’s three generations of endangered Western lowland gorillas as well as the Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience.
For more information about the Zoo and on the discount weekends, call 956-546-7187.