San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Zoo, Park, and Botanical Garden
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.


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    "Take the Skyfari Aerial Tram and give your feet a rest!"(21 Tips)
    S_J L.
    "Love this place♥ (guided bus tour was also great!!!!!)"(7 Tips)
    Natalie S.
    "Staci was our tour guide and she was awesome."(52 Tips)
    Kyle H.
    "Sit on the right side of the bus for the best views."(12 Tips)
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  • Gilbert H.

    Nice zoo. They have transportation inside the zoo, which is good to move inside. Not recommended in high temperatures in the summer, as animals stay in shades and you can't see them.

    Gilbert Hernandez · 23 hours ago
  • Will H.

    Best zoo on the west coast.

    Will Hull · 1 day ago
  • Faby G.

    Zoologico ENORME! Va com muita disposição! Cheio de variedades de animais, desde urso polar e panda até aranhas!

    Faby Gouveia 🎈 · 4 days ago
  • Tori A.

    It's one of the best zoos in the world for a reason.

    Tori Altona Spoerner · 5 days ago
  • Matthew S.

    The souvenir sipper is $11, but with free refills and iced tea 2-3 people can stay hydrated without all the sugar.

    Matthew Supert · 5 days ago
  • Rob V.

    If you can find Julio, one of the caricature artists, he is the best! Very nice and did a great drawing!

    Rob Vernon · 2 weeks ago
  • Edzel R.

    The largest zoo here in San Diego

    Edzel Rebamontan · 3 weeks ago
  • Maina K.

    If you can go in a cool cloudy day you'll see animals in full action. You need a pass for riding the cable cars, hop on/off bus and for feeding giraffes

    Maina Khoja · 3 weeks ago
  • Kat S.

    Love seeing the babies at the zoo!

    Kat S. · June 26
  • Kimberly Q.

    If you're a San Diegan, it's definitely worth getting a season pass! You can bring a guest (with Diamond Level) every time you visit! Great place to bring visitors with no extra expense to you.

    Kimberly Q · June 21
  • RaeRey

    Love the animals but the food is too expensive considering the quality in taste 😒

    RaeRey · June 18
  • Harold R.

    Esta es una visita que no puedes perderte! Los osos panda y polar son los mejores!

    Harold Rodriguez · June 11
  • Ninia G.

    Llega temprano para que veas todo. Hay pases de dos días. Las Fotos dentro del parque son muy caras. Mejor tomatelas tu!

    Ninia G · June 10
  • Dave H.

    The line for the pandas can be super long - try to get there while crowds are at a minimum.

    Dave Holtz · June 7
  • Ksenia S.

    Лучше запланировать весь день на зоопарк. Много животных, которых нет в других зоопарках. Красивые фламинго, веселые овечки. Овечек вообще можно погладить)

  • Erin R.

    If it's hot, cool off in Fern Canyon

    Erin Richards · May 31
  • Claire M.

    Check out the polar bears!

    Claire Mazzeo · May 23
  • Richard R.

    Free parking. Simply the best zoo and amazing botanical collection throughout the park.

    Richard Revilla · May 19
  • Isabella z.

    The animals.

  • Sulaiman

    Amazing ❤️

    Sulaiman · May 14
  • Fatma K.

    Güzel ve bakımlı bir yer hayvanların yaşam alanları diğerlerine göre daha geniş.

    Fatma Kkaya · May 9
  • Benjamin S.

    Pay extra for a behind the scenes tour. Early access panda tour gives access during feeding time before zoo opens. Includes access to parts of zoo normally off limits and golf cart tour of whole zoo.

    Benjamin Szweda · April 23
  • Habibo M.

    It's huge. So huge

    Habibo Mo · April 19
  • Zeynep G.

    I saw koalas, kangaroos & an okapi and most importantly a panda in just a couple of hours. If U ❤️ animals, visit the zoo!

    Zeynep Güden · April 11
  • Hannah M.

    Oh my gosh it is phenomenal!

    Hannah Muery · April 11
  • Sasha T.

    2-3 hours minimum. Don't waste time on bus tour. Just walk and keep your tickets.

    Sasha Tkachenko · March 19
  • NylanaD

    Fun Day well spent!

    NylanaD · March 17
  • Nick C.

    Get there early and avoid the crowds.

    Nick Cohen · March 17
  • Kenneth W.

    Take the Skyfari!

    Kenneth Westling · March 7
  • Mag T.

    The animals!!

    Mag Thomas · March 2
  • Robert S.

    Take a ride on the cable car, it's great fun!

    Robert Stephen · February 28
  • Messie J.

    Do the skyfari!

    Messie Jessie · February 25
  • Regalets R.

    The best of The best!

    Regalets Regalos · February 22
  • Peter C.

    Awesome! Hands down one of the best Zoo's one the west coast (maybe the best). Great layout to get around to see everything and several options for transportation in the park (buses and sky tram).

    Peter Chin · February 21
  • Chris A.

    Excellent zoo!

    Chris Alwan · February 19
  • Dena

    One of the best zoo's I've ever been to!

    Dena · February 18
  • Anthony N.

    The Skyfari is amazing!

    Anthony Nunez · February 16
  • Demet E.

    Bitki örtüsü ve peyzaja bayıldım. Yağmur ormanlarında yürüdüm sanki bütün gün..

    Demet E · February 14
  • Khalifa A.

    Good for families with kids

    Khalifa Al Dhaheri · February 8
  • Carlos D.

    Get the delicious and very filling Carne Asada Fries at the Front Street Cafe & Cantina

    Carlos De Leon · January 29
  • Julie C.

    Head to the Panda exhibit early to miss a long line & to see their morning feeding. Parking is free. Pace yourself because there's lots of walking.... its huge. Best zoo we've ever seen!

    Julie Cummings · January 27
  • Carlos

    ¡They sell cold beer!

    Carlos · January 24
  • Hannah C.

    The animals here are loved and cared for by the best zookeepers in the country. It's a place to go to spend all day or just relax quietly in one of the aviaries after a long day.

    Hannah Corriveau · January 23
  • Shannon D.

    Went on a weekday morning, the zoo was totally empty, the animals were very lively. Great time

    Shannon Donnelly · January 20
  • Jenny V M.

    Excellent park for families to enjoy. The animals healthy and well fed. Recommendation for the bus ride sitting on the right side as the animals look better. Recommended

    Jenny V Martinez R · January 19
  • Andrew ONG

    Huge & beautiful zoo, park cum botanical garden in San Diego

    Andrew ONG · January 3
  • Alexandra S.

    В мире есть зоопарки гораздо интереснее, не тратьте время!

    Alexandra Sukhostat · December 31, 2014
  • Dwight Y.

    Best zoo in the world. Nothing else comes close. Well-designed exhibits present animals as they would be in nature. Research and education mission is evident in the information given.

    Dwight Young · December 29, 2014
  • Saya G.

    We found no parking so we ended up leaving. Maybe some other time.

    Saya Garcia · December 29, 2014
  • Aldo B.

    Try the zoo.

    Aldo Bustos · December 28, 2014

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