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San Diego Zoo, California

San Diego Zoo

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2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, California, 92101
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San Diego Zoo

Covering more than 1,000 acres, the San Diego Zoo is home to 4,000 animals that comprise over 800 species. Discover an immense number of exhibits that house some of the most exotic creatures on earth. Come to Panda Canyon where you can see giant pandas and visit the discovery center. Stop by Ituri Forest, which is a central African jungle habitat where hippos, forest buffalos, and amazing monkeys reside. And check out the Children's Zoo to experience everything from big snakes to thorny porcupines.


Hours -

Opens at 9:00 a.m. Closing time depends on season.

Prices -

$44 for adults (12+), $34 for children (3-11). Various multi-visit passes are available.


  • Nighttime Zoo
  • Albert's Sunday Brunch
  • Critter Campout
  • Black & White Overnight
  • Plant Day & Orchid Odyssey


  • Children's Zoo
  • Exhibits
  • Skyfari
  • Shows


There is no shortage of exhibits at the San Diego Zoo. You’ll have your choice of everything from Panda Canyon and Elephant Odyssey to Africa Rocks and the Children’s Zoo.

Food Policy

There are plenty of restaurants but you are welcome to bring your own food if you so desire.


  • What should I bring?

    San Diego is generally sunny all year long so don’t forget sunblock and a hat. Wear comfortable shoes as the zoo covers a lot of ground and you will, too.
  • What are the best times to visit?

    Large attractions like the San Diego Zoo attract lots of people so plan to go as early in the day as possible. Weekdays are less crowded then weekends. You’ll also save time by buying tickets online.

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