San Diego Zoo

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

San Diego Zoo
2500 Zoo Dr
San Diego
CA 92101

760 747 8702

What is there to do?

Want to visit one of the biggest and most popular zoos in the world? Then head to San Diego! San Diego Zoo is an amazing zoo - FILLED with animals from all over the world. Nearly 4,000 in fact!

These 4,000 animals represent around 800 species, so you can see already how much of a great learning experience it will be for kids. 

You don't need to travel to China to see a sweet giant panda up close - just head to San Diego Zoo! Kids, you don't need to fly all the way to Asia to spy the mysterious Snow Leopard - just head to San Diego Zoo! Don't fancy a trip to the amazon to look into the eyes of a giant anaconda? You don't have to - just head...that's San Diego Zoo!

San Diego Zoo is more than just learning and watching the animals - they have some amazing activities and experiences that the whole family will never forget! 

The guided bus tour gives you a 35 minute narrated tour on a fun double decker bus which can show you around 70% of the zoo. Not a bad way to check out everything before you focus on the areas that you want!

Want to see the zoo from another angle? How about the air! No, you don't have to fly! Just jump on the Skyfari and soar over the treetops and look at all the animals below you! 

Across the day there are amazing animals encounters too, from petting paddocks to keeper talks - all great ways to experience the animals from a different point of view. 

Don't forget about the new Tiger Trail with truly unique viewing opportunities, including a log walk challenge for aerial observation! Plus see them playing in the waterfall and an underwater observation station allows you to see them swimming in their pool from beneath the surface! Amazing!

Have a ROAR-ing time!!!!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $48 one day pass

Children: $38 one day pass (Ages 3 to 11)

Discount: Multi day passes available

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

The zoo has accessible parking spaces, restrooms and access to shows - so everyone can enjoy the experience!


When can we go?

9am - 6pm currently, but hours seasonally

Year round - including holidays!


Any top tips?

Check out what animal encounters and talks are on during the day of your visit in the morning, then you can plan your day around what you don't want to miss!

I’m Hungry!

You certainly won't go hungry! From a restaurant in a treehouse, to a tasty grill, Asian faire and cafes to get those snacks and treats, there is plenty to enjoy at the zoo!

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of salad and heathy choices - particularly the San Diego Zoo Sandwich Co. with salads and sandwiches - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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