San Diego Zoo

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  • Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA, 92101, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6192311515
  • Fax: +1-6192310249
  • Ticket Price: 50 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries
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It is one the most popular attractions for tourists in San Diego County. It hosts a vast variety of wild creatures. Species from the main lands of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia have all been brought under the roof here. Within the immense walled areas, the animals roam quite freely. They house such creatures as pronghorns, giraffes, wild ox, cranes, and rhinos. Be sure to check out the Frozen zoo.

The zoo is noted for its California condor rearing system, which is the best program of this sort in the United States. It houses over 4000 creatures of 300 odd species, and also 3,500 plant species. The zoo is not just famous for its conservation facilities but is one of the well-equipped animal facilities in America. White rhinos, gaur, vultures, markhor, and numerous types of eland, gazelle, and deer are some of the species that are being conserved here.

The orangutans, siamangs found here swing freely and offer entertainment to the visitors. The most attractive point of this Zoo is The Sunbear Forest. The waterfalls, gorillas and the meadows all make it a delightful spot.

The Safari Park is also a wonderful way to view the wildlife through canters.

It is a great place for families and nature lovers as you will get to learn a lot while having a great time. They also have several animal shows all through the day.

San Diego Zoo Travel Tips

  • The Park is located 30 miles north of downtown San Diego. It is open 365 days a year. Plan a full day and carry strolling shoes, sunscreen and water for your experiences. Book in advance to guarantee your place.
  • Parking is free and available.

Entrance Ticket Details For San Diego Zoo

  • Given price is for 1 day pass for adults (12 & older)
  • 1-day pass for children (3 -11): 40 USD
  • For other ticket prices, check the official website.

How to Reach San Diego Zoo

  • San Pasqual Valley Rd

  • Sears Home Services, Cappuccino in the Park, Friars Folly Wine Cellar 

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  • San Diego Zoo Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA, 92101, United States
  • San Diego Zoo Contact Number: +1-6192311515
  • San Diego Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • San Diego Zoo Price: 50 USD
  • Best time to visit San Diego Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Diego Zoo: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Zoo in their plan

  • 50.22% of people start their San Diego Zoo visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see San Diego Zoo

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

91.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Diego Zoo

People normally club together USS Midway Museum and Botanical Building while planning their visit to San Diego Zoo.

People also prefer to end their day with San Diego Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

San Diego Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • Don't miss if you are in San Diego! Truly one of the best zoos! Excellent in enclosures for the animals and experience getting up close and seeing them. Great compromise of being able to view and animals having space. Vegetation is fantastic and keeps you cool and comfortable. So many fun family groups that you can spend time watching. Aviaries were amazing!

  • I recently made a visit to the zoo after probably a ten year absence. However, in that time, I've visited the Safari Park a couple of times. After this most recent visit, my opinion remains the same - the Safari Park is the better experience. If you have the time to do both on a San Diego visit, certainly do so. But, if you have to pick one, spend the time to head out to the Safari Park. While the zoo is large, it's not so different in layout from other zoos that I've visited. One thing we ran into a lot of - no animals in sight! Most of them were hiding away in shaded areas where they were not visible. Several sections could really stand a redesign so that, even when the animals are in the shade (and they were the smart ones, it was hot!) they can still be observed. The visit was mostly a disappointing walk from one enclosure to another with few signs of animals. The Safari Park does a much better job of allowing you to actually see the animals. One of the big features of the park is no longer in play - the Chinese Pandas have been returned to China. The party that I went with was particularly interested in seeing these and the decorating around the area is still adorned with them - but they're gone.

  • Our first visit. This place will not disappoint. All the staff and volunteer s were very helpful. . The landscape was gorgeous. The grounds were impeccable... So clean which includes the bathroom. We visited on a Saturday and the crowds got busier at 5pm. You do need the map to be sure you get to see all you want . We spent about 7 hours and had a great day . Animals display have lots of information about their species and if they are endangered, threatened, or stable. The background about the generations born at the zoo and how you can help keep these species Food selections were good. Good Value is the souvenir drink bottle. One price and unlimited refills for iccee, soda,tea, lemonade. We had maybe 5 refills throughout the day, which made the bottle very affordable. You just present the re door.

  • A must visit for any person! First, this place is considerably less expensive than a theme park. Second even if you have hang-ups over their prices remember everything the zoo takes in, that exceeds the cost of running the place, is put into animal and land conservation. They don't line the pockets of some over-paid execs. They help wild animals and the people who live with them. Apart from that, the zoo is a magical place where you can see wildlife up close, safely, knowing that they are well cared for. But be prepared. The park is rather big and it's almost impossible to see everything in one day. There is also the physical demands this park requires. Unless you want to see small sections of the zoo, to avoid much walking, there are hills to climb and descend, some of which are a little on the steep side. So be prepared. Also, the map of the park makes the place seem bigger than it really is, but that is a good thing. I loved my time there, really loved the keeper talks, and would frequent this place often, if I lived closer.

  • It's world renowned for a reason. Come for the animals, stay for the views and beautiful greenery! Always super clean with lovely volunteers. A must-see for tourists and the go-to for locals. They're always adding exhibits. Worth getting the annual pass!

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  • Is there a way to tour the zoo from a cart, inexpensively? Travelling with an 80 year old friend.

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    • Free shuttle bus service is offered inside the San Diego Zoo. You may also opt for the wheelchair or motorized wheelchair that is offered at a first-come-first-serve basis. I suggest you call on 619-231-1515 to inquire about the rent price. San Diego Zoo also offers the Discovery Cart Tour which is suitable for all age groups.  

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