Best Places To See in Brownsville, TX

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Brownsville, TX. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Since 1971

Zoo, Aquarium, Outdoor Activities and Park, Daily Presentations, Asian Forest Sanctuary, Company Events, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Picnics, Programs For Kids, School Field Trips, Conservation, Educational Programs, Butterflies, Bugs, Blooms, Macaw Canyon, Indo-Australia Bird Walkabout, Realm of the Dragon, Herpetarium & Group Rates

Children under 2 free admission - 31 acres (13 ha), the zoo houses about 400 animal species (including 47 endangered species) and over 250 tropical and neo-tropical species and subspecies

Price: Adults: $12.00, Children (2-13) $8.00, Seniors (over 65): $10.50



Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gladys Porter Zoo is a world renown wildlife preserve! Because of its location it takes advantage of the natural subtropical climate that exists in the region. This climate makes it ideal for harboring the worlds exotic animals in open air exhibits! And for those of you that love exotic flora, the Gladys Porter Zoo is a contained botanical garden that showcases some of the worlds flora specimens as well as its fauna!
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501 Ringgold Street, #5 Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX 78520

Since 2005

Museum, Gift Shop, Education, Field Trips, Special Needs Field Trips, Brite’s Special Spot, Group Policies and Procedures, Events, Girls’ Night Out Bingo Fundraiser, Chalk Art Festival, Summer Camps, Night at the Museum Fundraiser, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Teddy Bear Clinic, World Wide Day of Play, Halloween Bash, Exhibitions & Birthday Parties

Children 12 months and under: Free Admission - Free Community Nights are the last Thursday of the month from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Admission is $6.00 a person with group discounts available under 120 students

Price: $8.00 per person



Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

The Brownsville Children's museum is a great place for families with young children. Children can use their imagination playing in a restaurant, dentist office, on a farm, on a ship, in a weather studio and even with a giant chess set. My daughter, my neices and nephews could spend hours playing. If you want to pack a picnic, Dean Porter Park is right outside. For more adventure, Gladys Porter Zoo is a hop, skip, and jump away.
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660 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Art Museum, Exhibitions, Permanent Collection, Plan Your Visit, Exhibitions, A General Store, Special Exhibit, Field Trips, Cooking Classes, Summer Camps, Special Events, Workshops, Summer Camps, Special Events, Programs, Classrooms, Saturday Art Classes, Workshops, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family Programs

Children (under 6) Free Admission - 10% discount at the Museum Store - It has completed construction of a beautiful 17,000 square foot museum

Price: Adults $5, Children (6 -12) $2.50, Wednesdays After 5:00 pm $2.50, Students, Seniors & Veterans $2.50


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wed : 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat : 1:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : Closed

I never get tired of coming here. The staff has done a great job with previous exhibitions featuring art work or replicas from artists like frida kahlo, salvador dali and also exhibition themes focusing on the Egypt era, space (one of my favorite ones), wings. I also usually stop by their gift shop to shop for things. One time I also brought my little cousin for an art class and they have an excellent instructor.
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