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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    Ride skyfari from the back of zoo to front.(21 Tips)
    E L.
    Love this place♥ (guided bus tour was also great!!!!!)(7 Tips)
    Hollie B.
    Not to mention cutsies in the guided tour and express bus lines!(47 Tips)
    Jacob R.
    Sit on the right-hand side on the bus tour for the better view(12 Tips)
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  • Claire M.

    Check out the polar bears!

    Claire Mazzeo · 6 days ago
  • Richard R.

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

    Richard Revilla · 1 week ago
  • Isabella z.

    The animals.

    Isabella zabaneh · 1 week ago
  • Sulaiman

    Amazing ❤️

    Sulaiman · 2 weeks ago
  • Fatma K.

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

    Fatma Kkaya · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Olssen L.

    Excelente lugar para la familia y convivir con los animales !!!

    Olssen Lara · December 17, 2014
  • Pat K.

    If you're going to more than one main attraction in San Diego, consider the 3 day city pass which you can get at the zoo.

    Pat K. · December 15, 2014
  • Natalie C.

    Sit on the right hand side of the bus tour. Do the backstage pass!

    Natalie Chester · December 14, 2014
  • Radu G.

    Very disappointed with the San Diego Zoo. This is a heavily overrated facility, and it feels more like a great flea market than a zoo!

    Radu G. · December 4, 2014
  • Guillermo T.

    Recomiendo tomar primero el tour en el bus y después explorar lo que mas te gusto caminando

    Guillermo Tostado · November 21, 2014
  • Dave N.

    Just say no to buses driving through crowds of children. If you're fat enough to think you need to ride a bus through a zoo, go have a burger instead.

    Dave Newman · November 20, 2014
  • Jennifer M.

    Go see the keeper talk about the big cats. It alternates between the lion and jaguar each day.

    Jennifer Maas · November 10, 2014
  • Dillon C.

    First thing: take the bus tour and get the top right seats! Find out where you want to go and then make use of the Kangaroo bus and the Skyfari!

    Dillon Carpenter · November 8, 2014
  • Jade N.

    One of the best zoo experiences ever.

    Jade Ng · October 30, 2014
  • Aleksander P.

    Great too see but don't take the bus tour-it just consumes your time and you do not see anything from it

    Aleksander P · October 25, 2014
  • Дмитрий Ю.

    Многие едут в Сан Диего только для того, чтобы посетить этот зоопарк. Это стоит того! Огромная территория, куча редких животных и, конечно же, панда!!!

    Дмитрий Юркин · October 21, 2014
  • Luciana

    Lindoooo! !!!

    Luciana · October 18, 2014
  • Mitty C.

    Check website for promotions on tickets! There are craft beer are tap in the zoo!! Beer with animals? Awesome.

    Mitty Chang · October 12, 2014
  • Jessica T.

    What a great zoo!

    Jessica Taylor · October 12, 2014
  • Peter C.

    Very clean and has the friendliest keepers to answer your questions. Together with the Safari Park it is the best Zoo in the US, if not the world. Wear comfortable shoes. Check the map ahead of time.

    Peter Csanadi · October 11, 2014
  • Kriznot O.

    Free kids all October

    Kriznot Ortiz · October 11, 2014

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