San Diego Zoo

The World Famous San Diego Zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. Not only that, but the San Diego Zoo also has a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. Get acquainted with a variety of animals, from the King of the Jungle to some of the biggest cats! Be bold and check out the reptiles, fish, and creepy-crawly insects!

You’ll see all your classic favorites, like the Monkey Trails, Polar Bear Plunge, Scripps Aviary, Elephant Odyssey, Tiger River, and also the popular “Early Morning with Pandas” tour. All animals live in an environment remarkably similar to their native habitat. One of the best ways to enjoy the Zoo is on their 35- minute narrated tour. The tour is on a double-decker bus and covers about 70 percent of the Zoo. The zoo has an excellent planner for your day at the park.

 

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San Diego Zoo
4.7
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James Purl
James Purl
19:23 09 Jul 20
Kudos for walking the line of safely allowing guests! World class zoo, though many of the extras were still closed in... this phase. Still worthy of traveling from NorCal and spending a few vacation days.read more
Breeann Shaffer
Breeann Shaffer
21:57 08 Jul 20
Tickets are on the pricey side but the attractions are great. Lots to see! Exhibits are clean and fun. Definitely... recommend going early on a week day. We were there at 9 am when they opened and left at 2 pm. We still didn't see all they had to offer, but in July it was getting a little bit hot. We would like to go back some day.read more
Craig C.
Craig C.
05:15 04 Jul 20
Great zoo. They have more endangered and threatened plants than animals. Go into the aviaries and enjoy. Wear good... walking shoes. Also the zoo is built into a steep canyon walk down and ride up.read more
Alexa Brantley
Alexa Brantley
01:22 04 Jul 20
My favorite zoo across the country. Every Friday I bring the kids to visit one area of the zoo. The kids always love to... go to the petting zone and the playground after lunch. Also, I've had my favorite mango virgin margarita at one of the food cartsread more
Israel Garcia
Israel Garcia
22:32 03 Jul 20
I love the zoo. My family loves the zoo. In these times of Covid-19 they are managing crowd size well. They also screen... prior to entering. All of the concessions have outdoor seating so there is no impact on enjoying a beer or any other snack they offer.read more
Ryan E Sanders
Ryan E Sanders
15:53 03 Jul 20
It was fun. If you go fast, just maybe you could make it all the way through in the full 9 hours that they're open...... But I doubt it would be as fun compared to taking your time and enjoying each habitats. Could tell they are well funded, the animals are well fed and habitats very well maintained. One fun plus my wife and I enjoyed was the volunteers. They are so friendly and full of information about the animals. Also a great time to go right now, lots of new additions. They seem to be handling well the current Covid-19 situation we're all facing as well, social distancing, plenty of sanitizer available and requiring masks.read more
michigan allstar
michigan allstar
06:11 23 Jun 20
A lot of walking, only because there's a lot to see. Prices are high though it's pretty much expected at a zoo. I do... believe this is something everyone should experience at least once. I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the 4D movie experience! It's a must!read more
Yvonne Miles
Yvonne Miles
21:13 20 Jun 20
Great Zoo and Safari Park. June 20th Reopening date! Wear masks social distancing is required. Still a fabulous place... to visit out doors, botanical collection is amazing.read more
lance avats
lance avats
19:01 19 Jun 20
Pretty good as far as zoos go. One of the best in the country but the terrain is a bit exhausting. There are very steep... hills and stairs and the walkways are sometimes convoluted. The map is pretty easy to understand. The reason I didn’t give it five stars is because the animals you come to see are furthest from the entrance and THERE ARE NO PANDAS! (According to a sign outside of the old enclosure)read more
Ryan Huffman
Ryan Huffman
13:50 18 Jun 20
Amazing experience seeing the Koalas up close. We actually were able to experience a good portion of animal sightings... during the experience and set our day up for a much more relaxing time!Everyone is so very helpful and knowledgeable!The dining is very good as well.We ate at Alberts and were thrilled with food and service.Do not miss this zoo!!read more
Pending Art
Pending Art
00:11 12 Jun 20
A beautiful place to get a lot of great pictures. I went and enjoyed every part. Bit be prepared for a lot of hill... walking. Highly recommend zoo. Very clean and respectful to the animals.read more
Ron Mosocco
Ron Mosocco
00:02 01 Jun 20
One of America's best zoos, we took our grand kids here a few years ago. From reptiles and tortoises and snakes to... birds, fishes and mammals, the list goes on. All exhibits are well kept and the animals are well taken care of. While I am not a great supporter of caging specimens, preferring observing them in their natural habitat, this is a good alternative for children and our general population.read more
Mark S Smith
Mark S Smith
03:06 17 May 20
Had a great time there years ago. I have been meaning to post the pictures for a long time. I am not a huge fan of... zoos or aquariums, however I was in California for business and we stopped by the zoo. It was a super interesting experience and I wish we could have spent more time there.read more
Shayna Teti
Shayna Teti
12:02 28 Apr 20
I always love the zoo. I remember coming as a kid and now I get to take my son to see it too! We came at an off time... however, because quite a few animals were not out, or their habitat was being worked on. Which I totally understand, just bummed us out. Definitely buy your tickets online to save some money before you go.read more
Angela Soto
Angela Soto
21:37 11 Mar 20
Amazing experience! Very well organized zoo with lots of information! We had an enriching experience worth the money... for our family of 4! We will definitely be coming back. I recommend walking toward the back and taking the bus on your way to the front. Expect to walk ALOT if you intend on seeing all the animals. The terrain is hilly, so wear good shoes and get a good stretch in before you. We loved the polar bear exhibit! And it was awesome to be able to get right up close face to face with an endangered tiger. I loved the emphasis the Zoo has on animal conservation and especially loved the exhibit that showed the past animals of California!read more
Noah Rosen
Noah Rosen
15:04 09 Mar 20
Always love the zoo. One of the best in the world for a reason. Superb staff is friendly and ready to answer questions... at any exhibit. Never too crowded when I’ve been either. The park food is expensive but compared to others like Disney, it’s a deal. Be sure to go on a cool day as the animals tend to be more active and out.read more
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