Big Bugs


big bugs

Open May 26 – September 3 

All summer long, you can see bugs unlike ever before – up to 60 times larger than their normal size! From the 7-foot ladybug to the 33-foot tarantula, you’ll see these bugs in great detail as each is made to look exactly like its smaller counterpart. 

General Admission prices 
Children 1 and Under – FREE
Children 2-11 – $15
Adults 12-64 – $19
Senior 65+ – $12.50

As you meet our Big Bugs, you’ll also learn the important role each bug plays in nature and how we can all help to protect each species. From pest control and food maker to crop protector and forest recycler, we could not live without these bugs.




Ms. Rylie at the Bug House at the Houston Zoo

part of the Big Bugs exhibit at the Houston Zoo.

Tarantula: Insect Management 

I know I look like a monster. But I’m really very shy—I’m happiest by myself in my burrow underground. If you leave spiders alone, we’ll help you out by eating pests.


Houston Zoo Value Pass – BEST VALUE! 

Adult $22.95 – Includes Zoo admission, all-day Big Bugs entry, and a conservation bracelet 

Child $19.95 – Includes Zoo admission, all-day Big Bugs entry, a conservation bracelet, and UNLIMITED Wildlife Carousel rides 




Big Bugs Zoo Members Pass 

$3.95 Per person includes UNLIMITED Wildlife Carousel & all-day Big Bugs entry exclusively for Zoo Members 


Buy your tickets online, at the gate, or near the Big Bugs exhibit entrance during your visit!

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