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San Diego Zoo

From USD 54.00
  • Admission to the San Diego Zoo
  • Marvel at the diverse collection of animals including many that are on the endangered species list
  • See some of the zoo's 4,000 animal residents, including koalas, giraffes and great apes
San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo
USD 54.00
Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo.
What to Expect
After making your own way to the San Diego Zoo on the day of your choice, you can head into the zoo's visitor center to pick up a map and plan your route through this acclaimed zoo. The animals live in spacious and beautifully designed enclosures that replicate their natural habitats. The koala and giant panda exhibits are always popular, as are the orangutans and siamangs that climb around in lush forest settings.

Other highlights include the Tiger River exhibit, which features a realistic Asian rainforest environment, and the Gorilla Tropics, which recreates a lush African rainforest. Zoo keeper talks take place at regular intervals every day, with the experts introducing animals such as giraffes, elephants, wolves, lions or jaguars, and more. In the animal nursery, you might get to see some of the zoo’s newest arrivals.

Kids enjoy petting small tame critters in the Petting Paddock and four different play zones provide a safe and entertaining spot to climb and explore.

As you make your way through the zoo, note the extensive gardens — some of the plants growing there supply ingredients for the specialized diets of particular zoo residents.

Some of the activities available at San Diego Zoo include:

  • Kangaroo Bus: Hop on and off at four stops throughout the Zoo, the perfect way to cover longer distances within the zoo. Buses come around approximately every 15 minutes. (included)
  • Guided Bus Tour: Hop aboard the double-decker bus for a 35-minute tour that covers a large percentage of the sprawling zoo. It's a great way to get an overview of all that you can do, then you decide where to go from there. (included)
  • Skyfari Aerial Tram: Ride in an enclosed tram that takes you over the trees to the other end of the zoo. Enjoy spectacular views of the animals and gardens, and surrounding Balboa Park. (own expense)
  • 4-D Theater: Popular kids movies show in 4-D. Not only can you see and hear the movie, but the action surrounds you with effects that stimulate the sense of touch and smell. (own expense)
  • Balboa Park Miniature Railroad: Kids can take a three-minute ride around a portion of Balboa Park. (own expense)
With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo.
Reviews (175)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Zoo

This is sure a amazing attraction. Be prepared to spend a full 8 hours here and make sure you have good walking shoes and water to drink. Was there for 4 hours and only saw half of it. Do not miss seeing the Panda Bears...More

2  Thank djsheehan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A fun wild life adventure ...

We visited the zoo recently on labor day and had so much fun that we came back in the evening for the festivities. The highlight for me was the "sky ride" - getting a birds eye view of the park . The enclosures are well...More

Thank Brendan_the_boss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely Area

This Zoo is amazing. I went with my family. You can walk or take a trolley around zoo. Beautiful setting.

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Happy Place

Haven’t been to a zoo in a very long time. This zoo was great! We took the bus tour around to get a feel for the layout, but sitting on the upper left side, we didn’t get to see a lot of the animals that...More

4  Thank pycastoria
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Many habitats

Take the tram to get to know the animals and locations. Panda habitat is very popular, can have half hour wait or more. Go early and plan to spend the day if you want to watch the animals and not rush through. Can take strollers...More

6  Thank Ciocilala
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