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San Diego Zoo

Wonders of Wildlife at the San Diego Zoo

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Winding paths through the tropical oasis of a botanical garden bring you to more than 4,000 rare and fascinating animals, including koalas, Galápagos tortoises, leopards, roaming peacocks, and more. Explore Africa Rocks to discover penguins, baboons, the mysterious fossa, weaver birds, and others unique creatures. The festive, lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place for family fun and gathering friends. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and exciting animal presentations and shows. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. Hope to see you soon!

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 718-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 407-9534

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Events to check out

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Penguin Cam

San Diego Zoo
May 18 - ongoing

There’s always something exciting going on in the big Dan and Vi McKinney Penguin Habitat in Africa Rocks, home to a large colony of African penguins. The spacious Penguin Beach features a...

Event

Polar Bear Cam

San Diego Zoo
Jul 29, 2020 - ongoing

Being at home doesn’t have to be a “bear” when you can catch all the action on the San Diego Zoo’s Polar Cam, and other live wildlife cams featuring animals at the San Diego...

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Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

Ring in the holiday season with the Zoo's annual celebration, Jungle Bells proudly supported by California Coast Credit Union. The jubilant festivities will take place Dec. 4–6, Dec....

More to Know:

  • The San Diego Zoo is open 365 days a year
  • Plan your day with the map and animal and event information on our website
  • Special experience tours fill up; book online ahead of time to ensure your spot
  • Become a member of San Diego Zoo Global to receive free admission all year
  • Help wildlife by joining our San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy

Special Events:

  • Animal experiences you don’t want to miss - Keeper Talks and Animal Encounters
  • Garden Festival in May
  • Nighttime Zoo with extended evening hours during the summer
  • Kids Free month with free admission for kids 11 and younger during October
  • Jungle Bells holiday celebration in December

More Information

  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child

More to Know:

  • The San Diego Zoo is open 365 days a year
  • Plan your day with the map and animal and event information on our website
  • Special experience tours fill up; book online ahead of time to ensure your spot
  • Become a member of San Diego Zoo Global to receive free admission all year
  • Help wildlife by joining our San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy
  • Lovely facilities for catered weddings, parties and other group events

Special Events:

  • Animal experiences you don’t want to miss - Keeper Talks and Animal Encounters
  • Garden Festival in May
  • Nighttime Zoo with extended evening hours during the summer
  • Kids Free month with free admission for kids 11 and younger during October
  • Jungle Bells holiday celebration in December

More Information

  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Kid Camps

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