RGV Visitors Guide

counter tigers, macaws, kangaroos, Orinoco crocodiles, three generations of gorillas and so much more! The Zoo is home to over 500 species of plants and animals. The Zoo is open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors may stay on the grounds until dusk. Admission ranges depending on the day you visit: $16-19 for adults, $14-17 for seniors (65+), and $10-13 for children (ages 2-13). Children under 2 years old receive free admission. Yearly memberships are also available. The Zoo is located at 500 Ringgold St. in Brownsville. Call (956) 546-7187 or visit www. gpz.org for more information. Brownsville Farmers’ Market Begin your weekend with a stroll in the beautiful open-air Brownsville Farmers’ Market to meet friendly farmers selling locally grown, fresh produce. The market is open every Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Linear Park. Located in the heart of the Mitte Cultural District, the market is walking distance from Gladys Porter Zoo and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts. The market offers a variety of naturally grown seasonal produce. Also found at the Market is local honey, baked goods, coffee, natural smoothies, kettle corn, and farm fresh eggs. For more information on the Brownsville Farmers’ Market look them up on Facebook, visit the website at www.brownsvillewellnesscoalition.com, or call (956) 465-4178. Costumes of the Americas Museum The Costumes of the Americas Museum plays a vivid role in the enrichment of the Mitte Cultural and Education Center in Brownsville. The museum features yearly rotating exhibits of authentic dress and artifacts, some over 100 years old, from the Americas and beyond. For more information call (956) 525-7252 or visit the Facebook page. Please Note: The Costumes of the Americas Museum has changed location from Dean Porter Park to 1004 E. 6th Page 43 Rio Grande Valley Visitors Guide 2023-2024