7 Places In Houston For Wild Animal Adventures


Finding just the right place for animal adventures in Houston doesn't have to be nearly impossible. We have located 7 unique trip ideas that fit our fantastic trip formula.

  • Low Cost
  • Lots Of Fun things to do
  • Lite on Risks 
 Don’t be alarmed if what you see is a little different from what we describe. These are first-class places that always freshen up their attractions to keep them vibrant and interetisng. The attractions that made our pick 7 list are, (drumroll) a few from our old list of Adventure Travel in Houston

Sea​ ​Center​ ​Texas
Bayou​ ​Wildlife​ ​Zoo
Texas​ ​Ranch​ ​Life
Top​ ​Flight​ ​Hunting
Houston​ ​Zoo
Armand​ ​bayou
Downtown​ ​Aquarium

 Wet Wild  Budget-Friendly Nature Tours

     Looking for a laid-back leisure cruise down on the bayou? Then make Armand Bayou Nature Center a stop on your next day-trip or weekend getaway. They make it easy for groups, couples and families to have awesome up-close encounters with animals in their natural habitat. Plus you’ll get a fantastic boating adventure in the wild.
    The ABNC currently offers 3 tours that will delight young and old alike.
  • Breakfast on the Bayou 
  • Sunset Cruise 
  • Moonlight Cruise 

     Get set to get a little wet, as you meander in a canoe or on-board their pontoon boat. The trips are available during early morning and evening hours. Reservations are recommended but not required for most of these tours.

                                                     Sea​ ​Center​ ​Texas
A few short miles outside Houston sits several a humongous aquariums including a 5,000 gallon aquarium awaiting your inspection. Sea​ ​Center​ ​Texas is home to a Texas size hatchery, the largest redfish hatchery in the world.
    It’s a great place for adults and kids to get a quick and fast ​education​ about ​ ​the​ ​Texas​ ​coastal​ ecosystem and its marine life. There is plenty to see and do from exploring the outdoor wetland exhibit to trying out skills at the youth fishing pond. The aquariums are thoughtfully arranged and well maintained.
     Combining your visit there with a stop by the nearby Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge makes for a nice day trip to the area.

                                                             Aquarium Downtown Houston
 Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reefs and everywhere in between. It’s a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland. Other fun activities include:
 Aquarium Adventure Exhibit
Stingray Reef
     The Aquarium is home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. It houses both aquatic & geographic exhibits. There are fun science based learning programs where you can spend a day behind the scenes, where all the scientific action happens. For a nominal fee you can be a zoologist or marine biologist for a day.
 Louisiana Swamp
White Tigers
     These spectacular exhibits are just a few of the aquarium marine exhibits you and your family can experience without getting wet are leaving the city.

  Top Flight Hunting

Another exciting place to visit in and around Houston is a Top Flight Hunting. A full service hunting lodge with over 350 acres of natural pasture land. The ground cover ranges from prairie grass and rose hedges to scattered oak trees. The hunting preserve is an ideal place to take a group of friends or family for bird hunts.

    Some of the birds you can expect to stalk during hunts are:
    If you want a more tame hunting experience they have accommodations for a day of shooting sporting clays. If you’ planning an outing for a group you can bring up to about 25 hunter at a time on the hunts. This ensures that everyone can have a safe and exciting day.

     The hunting preserve features unguided and guided hunts with professional guides and well trained bird dogs. They work hard to provide the best outdoor and hunting experience possible and recently added waterfowl hunts to their services.

 Texas Ranch Life

    A place worth visiting is a 1,800-acre working ranch that dates back to Austin’s original 300 colonist. It features a variety of activities from ranch work to fun facts about the legacy and history of ranches in Texas.
     There’s plenty to do around the working ranch. You'll enjoy breath-taking views of
live springs
limestone outcrops
tall prairie grasses

They are commonsites while riding horseback, a favorite activity at the ranch. For those who desire a really unique experience there is an overnight package so you can become a cowboy for a day. If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s a chance to sample what a day in the life of a Texas cowboy.

    Bayou​ ​Wildlife​ ​Zoo 

 A short drive to Alvin Texas and you can catch a rare glimpse of exotic animals from all over the world. You can get up close and personal during the tram rides to watch the animals as they roam the wildlife preserve.

 This Texas size wildlife ranch is home to more than 500 different animals and birds. They include a few rare animals:

  • White Rhinoceroses 
  • Gaur Cattle 
  • Barasingha Deer

     No trip to see so many animals would be complete without being able to have a hands on experience with a few of them. They have a petting zoo and one of kids favorite treats,  pony rides.

 Houston Zoo

 For those animal loving families the Houston Zoo has a wildlife adventure to suit even the most discriminating fans smitten by animal mania. There is way more to do than just gawk through glass and cages at c creatures from around the world.

 Two seasonal events that are local favorites and provide you with a deeper experience with the zoo animals are:
Zoo Boo
     Each one gives zoo lovers a chance to view the zoo from a different outlook. The Zoo Boo is a Halloween inspired event that shows off the not so scary side of the zoo. The special activities for the kids include
Monster Mashquerade
Candy corner
Pumpkin patch
     Zoofari is a interactive experience that brings kids and ​zoo​ ​keepers together for full day educational camps. It lets those​ ​who​ ​care​ ​for​ ​and​ ​feed​ ​the​ ​animals share details about the challenges and issues of caring for them.

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