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San Diego Zoo Ticket

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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo.
  • Admission to the San Diego Zoo
  • Marvel at the diverse collection of animals including many that are on the endangered species list
  • Take a complimentary guided bus tour for a comprehensive introduction to the zoo
  • This is a direct entry ticket, no need to exchange for tickets at Will Call
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Access to Children's Zoo
Unlimited use of Kangaroo Bus
Unlimited use of Skyfari Aerial Tram
Unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour
Food and drink
Hotel pick up and drop-off

Departure Point

San Diego Zoo, 2929 Zoo Drive Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Departure Time

5/1/2020 - 9/30/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
After making your own way to the San Diego Zoo on the day of your choice, you can head into the zoo's visitor center to pick up a map and plan your route through this acclaimed zoo. The animals live in spacious and beautifully designed enclosures that replicate their natural habitats. The koala and giant panda exhibits are always popular, as are the orangutans and siamangs that climb around in lush forest settings.

Other highlights include the Tiger River exhibit, which features a realistic Asian rainforest environment, and the Gorilla Tropics, which recreates a lush African rainforest. Zoo keeper talks take place at regular intervals every day, with the experts introducing animals such as giraffes, elephants, wolves, lions or jaguars, and more. In the animal nursery, you might get to see some of the zoo’s newest arrivals.

Kids enjoy petting small tame critters in the Petting Paddock and four different play zones provide a safe and entertaining spot to climb and explore.

As you make your way through the zoo, note the extensive gardens — some of the plants growing there supply ingredients for the specialized diets of particular zoo residents.
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San Diego Zoo
Come meet the newest addition to the panda family, and the fifth baby panda born at the San Diego Zoo! This is truly one of the most unique and most beloved species on the planet - and very few are ever seen outside their native habitat in northern China. The San Diego Zoo is highlighting California animals from the ancient past, present and future in The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey, the newest and most unique exhibit to date! At the Elephant Odyssey, step into the fossil dig site and explore prehistoric fossil evidence, and visit the habitats of current wildlife species including elephants, a pair of lions and a jaguar! Learn about extinction causes of the mammoth and saber-toothed tiger and stop by the Pleistocene playground to find out about conservation projects at work. Activities available at San Diego Zoo include (additional costs may apply): • Guided Bus Tour: A 35-minute tour by double-decker bus covering 75 percent of the San Diego Zoo. Your ticket also includes use of the Express Bus which allows you to hop on and off at 3 different stops throughout the Zoo. (included) • Skyfari Aerial Tram: Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo and enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park. (included) • Balboa Park Miniature Railroad: pulls out of the station for 3-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park. (approx. $1.75) • 4-D Theater: If you haven’t experienced 4-D, it’s a film that you can see and hear but also feel, smell, and sense. Wind in your face, snow on your head, a pat on the back—it’s like you’re there, part of the action! This new attraction is located near the western terminal of Skyfari. Guests can purchase tickets at the entrance or at the theater ticket booth. (approx. $6) Make sure to visit the Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit which showcases some of the wonders from the Land Down Under. Venture through a eucalyptus grove and discover species from wombats to wallabies and kookaburras to cockatoos. The Australian Outback exhibit culminates at a Queenslander house-style care center that overlooks a forest for the Zoo's Queensland koala colony - the largest koala colony outside of Australia. Don't miss your chance to see the adorable new Panda cub Xiao Liwu ("Little Gift"). He is on display (weather permitting) from 9am to noon daily. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travel date for reference only - Tickets are redeemable 1 year after purchase date. Amendment not required for travel within 1 year
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Zoological Society of San Diego

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Zoo Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Zoo Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Diego Zoo Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Zoo Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Ticket.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Zoo Ticket?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Ticket.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also, dress comfortably because you are sure to get a ton of walking exercise in." See review
  • "Hop on /Hop off bus makes the zoo accessible without a lot of walking." See review

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worth the trip from N.Y.
Lenise_m
, Nov 2020
The lion exhibit was by far the best part of our visit. Although the lines were long, they moved pretty quickly towards the covid check spot.
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Great day!
Joan_C
, Nov 2020
It was wonderful. First time there. Saw about 3/4 of the zoo. Lots of baby animals. So glad we went.
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The best part were the faces of my kids when they saw the animals and asked about them!
Seanna_H
, Nov 2020
Thid is our second year going and loved it. We understand the bus was down because of covid and y then there where no events going on but we enjoyed our family time at tge zoo this year we got to see way more animals, maybe because it was cooler.
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San Diego Zoo
Galen_H
, Oct 2020
It was easy, worked perfectly. Why do you make me say more when I really don't want to or should have to?!!!
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Zoo Life
Brenda_C
, Oct 2020
Enjoyed the zoo. There kids were so excited. Monkey, tigers, bears, elephants, and the tortas was amazing. Will come back again. But the line was the only thing. Waited over 3 hours.
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Let's go zoo
Edyrose_B
, Oct 2020
I printed out the wrong page.Remember to print tickets from your e mail that is sent to you.I made the mistake of printing the conformation page.But still got in zoo with my phone and e mail all children 12 & under get in free in october
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Great
Filomena_A
, Oct 2020
Had a great time the only thing there really was alot of animals where not out staff was nice will go again
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Fun trip
Christine_H
, Sep 2020
We had fun had to wear masks the entire time even though it was outside. We still made the best of it.
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star-5
Great day at the zoo!
Sara_W
, Sep 2020
San Diego zoo did an excellent job moving large groups through health screening and then park entry/ we LOVED our day at the zoo. Saw everything, crowds were not overwhelming, wonderful day as a family. Thank you!!
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Poor
Joanne_F
, Sep 2020
I was very disappointed because there was no such thing as skip the line pass. And the zoo is very expensive
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