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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 434 things to do in San Diego Features Animals
2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

I have an annual pass to the Zoo. It's fun to see the animals out and about. I was really sad this year when the endanger white rhino passed away. But it was great that I got a chance to hear about her story and...More

Thank Lina N
Reviewed January 14, 2016

As members, we frequent the zoo often and I urge visitor and locals to enjoy this wonderful park. Sometimes we go for a morning walk to watch the feeding of the tortoises and other animals, other times it's just before closing to watch the big...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited mid-week and spent the entire day. Zoo was clean, updated and visitor-friendly. Great value. AAA card gets you $5 admissions discount. I advise that you take the bus tour when you arrive in order to give you a good overview of the park. It...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed January 14, 2016

It was a full day of lovely weather and small crowds in the San Diego Zoo. The animals seemed to know the weather was rich and perfect to be out and about. Really enjoyed our trip to the zoo.

Thank Vivian S
Reviewed January 14, 2016

I went to San Diego Zoo in a cloud Sunday and it was amazing. The zoo was empty, so we could spend a lot of time with all the animals without been bothered. I was afraid the all animals would be sleeping because it was...More

Thank Raphael N
Reviewed January 14, 2016

I have been here 3 times and love it each time. They are updating many exhibits to modernize the enclosures. The snow leopard is new since my last visit and allows the animals to travel over your head to the other side. We were fortunate...More

1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed January 14, 2016

The zoo was insanely busy when we went. It didn't help that they were funneling us all into a little entrance that was the exit. I do hope they finish building the new gates soon. This place is not for people with serious mobility issues....More

1  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

The Panda's are the show stealers and The Meerkats and the Lion that sprays you if you get too close!! We had lots of laughs. This zoo is not only for small children, we had a great time! Lots of uphill walking, and this zoo...More

Thank Islandtravel73
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I tend to go a lot because it truly and amazing place. It is beautiful and so well taken care of. The animals are amazing. Learn something new every time. Oh and it's a great work out;)

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed January 14, 2016

This was by far one of the best zoos that my family has ever gone too. There were so many primates, which is my absolute favorite part of any zoo. This zoo is quite large so prepare to walk a whole lot. Also give your...More

Thank Carolyn L
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Visiting at the end of August- will the "construction work" be done by then and what is New for 2017..? Thanks
June 22, 2017|
Response from PopcornGirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were just there and our tour guide said *some* of the construction will be done by August, but some won't be done until this fall. Even so, I assure you, the construction doesn't really detract from the experience... More
Dana S
what are the hours for December during jungle bells
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Ramona C | Reviewed this property |
I know they are closed December 25. I will suggest going to their site