Ranked the #1 zoo in the world by TripAdvisor!Brief summary:
Visit over 4,000 rare and endangered animals and over 650 unique species and subspecies from all over the world at one of San Diego’s most popular attractions, the San Diego Zoo – 100 acres of animal-themed exhibits and habitats right in Balboa Park.
You’ll get to get up close to thousands of animals, watch entertaining and educational animal shows, learn about zoo keeping and wildlife conservation efforts, and more at this action-filled park.Animals you’ll see:
The zoo is home to thousands of animals, including giraffes, koalas, polar bears, elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros, Galápagos tortoises, anacondas, Tasmanian devils, crocodiles, and lots more. The zoo features a massive aviary, right in the middle of the park, so you can walk among free-flying birds from California and way beyond.Your San Diego Zoo ticket includes:
Insider tip: start your visit to the Zoo with a ride on the Guided Bus Tour for an overview of the zoo’s layout and top exhibits, then use the Kangaroo Express Bus to get around to different areas in the park you want to visit and be sure to plan your day around any animal shows or keeper talks you want to see.
Fun fact: the San Diego Zoo qualifies as an official botanic garden; be sure to take note of its collection of over 700,000 exotic plants.Exhibit highlights at the San Diego Zoo:
You’ll find much to see and do here, and there are acres of rolling, scenic exhibit areas to explore.
A trip to San Diego would not be complete without a visit to this world-famous zoo, so get ready for a walk on the wild side! You’ll see the beauty of the Animal Kingdom in the San Diego Zoo’s many naturalistic habitats, and you’ll meet friendly staff who is dedicated to the animals’ care and well-being. Don’t miss this San Diego classic!
Skip the main ticket line! Head straight to the turnstiles for park entry. Your San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass ticket includes unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari aerial tram, and all regularly scheduled shows. ID will be required when using the pass at San Diego Zoo. Last name of purchaser must match name on ID.
Please note: you must enter the park before 5:30PM. Once inside, you can stay until closing.
San Diego Zoo Parking is Free!
Hand stamp and ticket required for re-entry. No refunds or exchanges. Excludes special ticketed events & attractions.