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San Diego Zoo tickets

Gate Prices Adult $52.00
Child (3-12) $42.00

From cuddly critters to creepy crawlies, the world-famous San Diego Zoo has them all. Located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo offers 100 acres of exhibits and habitat for visitors to explore, more than 3,700 animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. Our ticket includes use of the Guided Bus Tour, the Kangaroo Express Bus, the Children’s Zoo, the Skyfari aerial tram, and all general admission exhibits and shows.

Whether furry or feathery, massive or miniature, sleek or slithery, camouflaged or colorful, when it comes to animals, the San Diego Zoo has just about everyone’s favorites. The Zoo’s amazing collection includes giant pandas, elephants, South African penguins, Galápagos tortoises, anacondas, Tasmanian devils, koalas, giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles, and polar bears—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

You’ll find much to see and do here, and there are acres of rolling, scenic exhibit areas to explore. The San Diego Zoo is not only one of the world’s largest zoos, but it was recently voted “#1 Zoo in the World” by TripAdvisor.

The San Diego Zoo pioneered cageless exhibits way back in the 1920s, providing a more naturalistic way to see animals—and the Zoo’s advances in animal care, veterinary medicine, work with endangered species, and efforts to end extinction worldwide are legendary.

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 are dedicated to the animals’ care and well-being. Don’t miss this San Diego classic!

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Getting In

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.


Daily, 9:00 am-close; closing times may vary.
Check the San Diego Zoo site for hours of operation.


Open 365 days per year.
Closing times vary based on season.


Your pass is only valid until 5:30 pm. Entry to the San Diego Zoo will be denied after 5:30 pm

San Diego Zoo Parking is Free!
Hand stamp and pass are required for re-entry.

Not responsible for lost or stolen pass. No refunds or exchanges.


2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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.

Public Transportation

By Bus: Take #7 bus to Zoo Place.

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