Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve in Humble, TX

5440 N Sam Houston Pkwy EHumble, TX 77396
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There are so many unique animal experiences to enjoy at the Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve– from dipping your feet in the marine life to petting the exotic mammals and even getting the chance to feed a bird (or twelve!) There’s undoubtedly no dull moment on this trip. Come to Houston and experience one of its newest attractions!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Humble Travel Experts
  • There are outside enclosures. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses and hats on sunnier days, and layers during the winter.
  • Always be prepared for rain.
  • Close encounter enclosures are available.
  • Petting and feeding the animals may charge extra.
  • Age and height restrictions may apply to individual enclosures.
  • Arcades, children’s play area, children’s activities and food courts are available.
  • Paid parking is available.
  • Weekends have longer queues and a higher parking rate.
  • Transportation from parking to the building is available.


from Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve
Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve is an indoor/outdoor adventure like you have never experienced! Immerse yourself in nature and interact with a wide variety of Marine Life, Reptiles, Birds, and Exotic Mammals.

Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve promotes education through an engaging experience in a safe and comfortable environment. We also provide additional experiences such as snorkeling with the stingrays, birthday parties, group events, and "Lucky's Hangout," which features a State-of-the-Art Arcade, an Epic Bounce House Room, and our Snack Shack with a selection of tasty treats and beverages!

First Responders, Foster Children, and Certified Teachers receive free admission.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve

Are there any age restrictions for this attraction?

For the health and safety of the animals and guests, the following restrictions apply: - KANGAROO: Height Restrictions & Sanitary Conditions Apply - Must be 54″ tall; Guests that own cats or have been around cats within 48 hours CANNOT enter - TAMANDUA: Age Restrictions Apply - Ages 5 & under with a paid adult - LEMUR ENCOUNTERS: Age & Sanitary Conditions Apply - Ages 6+ only with ages 6-8 entrance only on a paid adult. 8+ can enter alone; Guests that own cats or have been around cats within 48 hours MUST take extra sanitation steps - CAMEL: Height & Age Restrictions Apply - Must be 54″ tall; 10+ only can participate - KINKAJOU: Age Restrictions Apply - 10+ only can participate - SLOTH: Age Restrictions Apply - Ages 5 & under with a paid adult

What should I wear?

In Houston, it is wet and partly cloudy year-round. The summers are hot and humid, and the winters are cool. Although the facility is mostly indoors, there are some outdoor activities & encounters to experience – please dress accordingly: - Year-round: Always be prepared for rain, wear comfortable shoes and clothing. - Summer: Shorts, lightweight clothing, & sunscreen. - Winter: Layer up & have a comfortable jacket.

Where is it located?

5440 N. Sam Houston PKWY E. Houston TX, 77032.

Is the attraction appropriate for children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly attraction.

Can I leave and re-enter on the same day?

Guests exiting Houston Interactive who plan to return the same business day must have their receipt for valid re-entry. Transferring receipts between third parties is not permitted and is grounds for ejection without refund.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of great photo opportunities.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

General admission tickets include several exhibits that you can interact. To get the full experience of the Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve, the facility offers activity credits for purchase on site for optional encounters & activities.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve but may be consumed in the outside parking lot. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted anywhere on Houston Interactive property.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted in Houston Interactive, but service animals are always welcome. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Please note that emotional-support therapy, comfort, and companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and may not be brought into Houston Interactive. Pets may not be left unattended in the parking lot or your vehicle.