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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. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, Komodo dragons, tigers, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, elephants, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to see our colony of more than 25 koalas. Take a Panda Trek to visit the giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. A stroll through Africa Rocks (opening summer 2017) reveals the animal and plant inhabitants of six iconic African habitats. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or an aerial view from Skyfari, dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant, and see animals up close in the Children's Zoo.

Neighborhood: Downtown

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

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

Hours

Daily: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Extended hours during summer and holidays.

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Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Dec 8, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

During Jungle Bells Presented by California Coast Credit Union, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, merry-making performances, and festive foods. Special...

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
  • YAYCATION with special animal experiences during spring
  • 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

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
  • YAYCATION with special animal experiences during spring
  • 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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