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San Diego Zoo

From cuddly critters to creepy crawlies — this world-famous zoo has it all, with 107 acres and more than 800 species of creatures. Our ticket includes use of the Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, the Children’s Zoo, Skyfari Arial Tram, and all general admission exhibits and shows.
  • Adult gate price $46.00
  • Child gate price $36.00
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From the massive to the miniscule, from the cuddly to the terrifying; when it comes to animals, the San Diego Zoo has it all. This zoo is not only one of the world’s largest, but also one of the most progressive in the world. Spanning impressive 107 acres, more than 800 species from around the world can be found here. The San Diego Zoo even boasts an authentic Safari Park that lets you get up close and personal with giraffes, antelope and other creatures in their natural habitat. A trip to San Diego would not be complete without paying a visit to this world-famous zoo, so get ready for a walk on the wild side!

Here are just a few of the super-cool critters you will see in San Diego Zoo’s spectacular exhibits:

  • Slithery Reptiles: They’ve got Alligators, Anacondas, Galapagos tortoise, Komodo Dragons, Gila Monsters, Iguanas, and Crocodiles, just to name a few.
  • Birds: San Diego Zoo is home to many flocks of feathery vertebrates, including the stunning and quirky Bird of Paradise, Bald Eagle, Condor, Emu, Hawk, Kingfishers, Kookaburra, Macaw, Bali Mynah Bird, Secretary Bird (What’s that? You’ll have to wait and see!), and don’t forget to vistit the very tiny, but very spectacular Hummingbird!
  • Inspects & Spiders: You’ll find all manner of creepy-crawlies here including Tarantulas and Stick Insects, as well as beautiful varieties of the butterfly.
  • Mammals: Can’t miss these guys! Antelope, Giant Pandas, Polar Bears, Brown Bears, fourteen kinds of cats (including the elusive Snow Leopard), Giraffes, Chimps, Tasmanian Devils, Gorillas, Hyenas, Hippos, Zebras, Kangaroos, Honey Badgers (don’t be fooled by the cute name), Elephants, and Rhinos are all here. Also, the San Diego Zoo gives you a complete mammal experience with Dolphins, Sea Lions, and other marine mammals!
  • Versatile Amphibians: Goliath Frogs, Poison Frogs, Salamanders and Mantilla are among San Diego Zoo’s dual-habitat dwellers.

San Diego Zoo is a great destination for any animal lover, and is at the forefront of conservation and awareness efforts. The warm climate of sunny San Diego provides the perfect opportunity to get out and see the beauty of the animal kingdom in realistic habitats, surrounded by staff who are dedicated to their propagation and well-being. Don’t miss this San Diego classic!

Reviews for San Diego Zoo

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 4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 12 customer ratings)
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0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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The best
By Irene from san diego ca on

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

San Diego Zoo is the BEST zoo of the WORLD!!!

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Doesn't get any better
By Dawn D. from San Diego on
Pros:
Big, Good exercise, clean
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

I have been a member of the San Diego Zoo since I moved here in 2002. No other zoo I have been to can even compare to this zoo. There are a lot of animals to see and it is always clean. In the 29 years I lived in MD, I never once considered a membership at their very small zoo. I can't live without a membership here in San Diego! Bonus = We also get to go to the Wild Animal Park with our membership...it's included. I highly recommend everyone to come visit our zoo. You won't be disappointed! Make sure you wear some good walking shoes....There will be a lot of walking involved.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Worth a full-day of any vacation
By Jfehr209 Verified Reviewer from Calgary, Alberta Canada on
Pros:
Getting There Early, Open Air Bus Tour
Cons:
Panda Enclosure, Deep Fried Food Choices
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

We bought the passes on line and were directed not to print but printing was required at a couple venues. It was a great value. It also offered site-seeing options we hadn't previously considered - that was fantastic.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

San Diego Zoo is Fantastic
By g from NJ on
Pros:
Great time
Cons:
everything was great
Best Uses:
Families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

We had a really great time at the zoo. I would recommend the zoo to anyone that goes to San Diego and the Go Card too. We didn't have to worry about paying to get into each park or museum we wanted to visit.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

The San Diego Zoo is a exciting place(:
By Kristina from San Diego, CA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

love the San Diego Zoo its a must see place with extrodinary creatures.My family and it enjoyed it alot.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

if i was a tiger, i'd say it was grreat!
By bubba jay from london, england on
Pros:
Huge, clean, BEAUTIFUL
Cons:
none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

Wow! What a fantastic and well-organised place to see lots of animals! It was so clean and we had a wonderful day. I had heard it was the best zoo to visit, and i heard right!

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

I would do it again!
By Jonnie from Albany, GA on
Pros:
Modern, clean, Huge
Cons:
Hilly terrain, Lots of walking,
Best Uses:
Exotic animals, Polar bears, Family adventure

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

It has been a life-long dream to experience the San Diego Zoo. The terrain is very hilly and there is a lot of walking involved in seeing the zoo. The bus tour and overhead sky-tram offers some relief to tired legs. It takes no less than 2 days to see the park--don't try to do it in any less time or you will sell yorself short.

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Don't miss this!!!
By Guimauve4 Verified Reviewer from Newport,QC on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

Beautiful zoo with different kind of animals!! Easy to visit with a little bus when you don't want to walk too much!!!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Money Savings~Even with kids free day!
By Colorado Dodges Verified Reviewer from Denver, CO on
Pros:
Better than Kids Free day, Included bus tour, Saved more with card
Best Uses:
Family money savings,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

Our Smart Destinations card ended up saving us more money at the San Diego Zoo than if we had taken advantage of the free kids day. It also included the bus tour and sky ride. Excellent way to go!

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[3 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

zootacular
By Tina Verified Reviewer from Denver, CO on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations San Diego Zoo:

Had a great time at the zoo. We went late in the afternoon and found many of the animals were out and active, even the pandas. Be prepared to do alot of walking. We did not take the guided tour but would have if we had spent all day. This is a fun stop with animals we don't see at our zoo.

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San Diego Zoo Details

Website: San Diego Zoo
Phone: 619-718-3000
Address
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours
Open daily at 9:00 am. Closing times may vary. See website for up to date details http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/hours-directions
Note
Hand stamp and ticket required for re-entry. No refunds or exchanges. Excludes special ticketed events & attractions. Parking is Free!
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Public Transportation
By Bus: Take #7 bus to Zoo Place.
Driving Directions
From the North (Southbound): From I-5 (Los Angeles and Orange County), take the Pershing Drive exit and follow the signs. From Interstate 15 (Escondido and Riverside), take State Route 163 south to the Park Blvd./I-5 South exit. Exit at Park Blvd. Turn left on Park Blvd. and head north; Zoo entrance is off Park Blvd. at Zoo Place. From the South (Northbound): From Interstate 5 (Mexico), take the State Road 163 north exit, then the Zoo/Museums (Richmond Street) exit and follow the signs.

Admission and Offer Information

Proceed to any ticketing booth and present your Go Select Pass for entry.

The ticket includes unlimited use of Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, and Skyfari Aerial Tram.

Note

Hand stamp and ticket required for re-entry. Not responsible for lost or stolen ticket card. No refunds or exchanges.

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