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San Diego Zoo

Wonders of Wildlife at the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre wildlife park and home to over 12,000 rare and endangered animals, representing more than 650 species and subspecies. Located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is also an accredited botanical garden, caring for more than 700,000 individual plants, including a prominent curated assemblage of close to 13,000 specimens, representing 3,100 species. Guests are invited to take part in exciting educational experiences and create lasting memories, while supporting San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s conservation efforts worldwide.

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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

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Kids Go Free at San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2022

Located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 650 species from around the world. Spend the day...

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Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

San Diego Zoo
Mar 11, 2022 - ongoing

Opening March 11th 2022 Welcome to four acres of wildlife adventure, all with one amazing goal: to encourage young Wildlife Explorers to learn about nature, actively play, encounter new species, and...

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Jul 11 - Sep 5, 2022

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see...

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San Diego Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration 2022

San Diego Zoo
Sep 17, 2022

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (Adult-only event.  Must be 21 years of age or older) The party is wild, the bites and sips are delicious! At this one-of-a-kind tasting event, Southern...

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 Wildlife Alliance receive admission all year.
  • Help wildlife by joining our San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Conservancy

Special Events:

  • Animal experiences you don’t want to miss - Keeper Talks and Animal Encounters
  • Nighttime Zoo with extended evening hours during the summer
  • Kids Free month with free admission for kids 11 and younger during October 1-31
  • 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 Wildlife Alliance receive admission all year.
  • Help wildlife by joining our San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance 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
  • Nighttime Zoo with extended evening hours during the summer
  • Kids Free month with free admission for kids 11 and younger during October 1-31
  • 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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