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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. A stroll through Africa Rocks 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, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant.

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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Inside Look Tours at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Feb 22, 2019 - ongoing

The Inside Look Tour is a two-hour entertaining and educational adventure offering special behind-the-scenes views and interesting information about how we take care of our animals. It is filled with...

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ANIMALS IN ACTION EXPERIENCE

San Diego Zoo
Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

See exotic cats climb and jump, feed flamingos, and much more! Bring your camera to this fun and interactive experience, as we bring the animals out to you for an up-close view. Our expert trainers...

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CRAZY ABOUT CATS

San Diego Zoo
Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

Travel by cart and foot to some of the Zoo's most iconic and fascinating cat species on this early morning tour focusing on wild cats! Go behind the scenes with your tour guide for a private viewing...

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DISCOVERY CART TOUR

San Diego Zoo
Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

Sit back in the comfort of our expedition cart, as you enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of the Zoo led by one of our knowledgeable guides. As you explore the Zoo together, your guide will share stories...

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KEEPER FOR A DAY

San Diego Zoo
Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

What does it take to be a zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo? In this personalized experience, you will learn firsthand from our world-class keepers! Enjoy a brief orientation, put on your Keeper for a...

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EXCLUSIVE VIP EXPERIENCE

San Diego Zoo
Feb 26, 2019 - ongoing

The Exclusive VIP Experience is the ultimate way to experience the San Diego Zoo! Our team of professionals will customize your visit to suit your needs and interests. Looking for a journey to some of...

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SUNRISE SURPRISE STROLL

San Diego Zoo
Feb 26, 2019 - ongoing

What will you see this month? Walk the grounds with experienced Zoo educators as they share the latest updates on our animal collection and the “inside secrets” of what’s going on,...

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Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Dec 13, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

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. From December...

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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