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San Diego Zoo

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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday

This Zoo is huge with lots of animals to see. If time is an issue you can take the round trip bus ride which you can hop on and off. Because this place is so big, I would suggest you do the bus ride as...More

Thank BunburyTim61
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the money; loads of amazing animals to watch and they seem greatly taken care of. Some of the cages were a bit too small in my opinion; and the bars around it so tight that it was difficult to properly see anything on...More

Thank Birgitte J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The SD Zoo is an absolute MUST and it just keeps getting better: Koalas, Africa Rocks, Panda Trek, etc. We were very pleased and surprised by the African penguins and leopard sharks in Africa Rocks...It's a great way to spend a day. The animals are...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed yesterday

My expectations were extremely high as a must do while in San Diego. The zoo was under construction. Everyone was pleasant, easy to get around.

Thank CatLL
Reviewed yesterday

If you visit San Diego then you need to visit the Zoo, one of the best I have ever been to. Unfortunately if you want to see the Giant Pandas they only come out when they are fed so find out the times.

Thank 36Debbie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first thought upon entering the zoo was that it looked so well done it almost seemed like an amusement park. We went on a weekday that was overcast in the morning. We took the bus tour first thing and saw more animals than I...More

Thank Tori V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here 2 years ago and alot has changed but there is still plenty of construction going on. Wanted to see the Koalas but was again thwarted by the fact they were all sleeping with their faces covered all I was able to see was...More

Thank GeordieLad2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

The zoo is way too big. Don't be fooled by the map and think you find a shortcut to the place. Most likely that shortcut only exists in the map , not the real zoo. And the design of the zoo is quite poor too....More

Thank mmmaaa7890
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Girlfriend and I visited for a couple days last week. Lots of exhibits and areas to walk. Food was decent and fairly priced. Very clean and well kept. It was nice to get as close to the animals as we did. It's a must do...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've heard about this zoo as the best. It was very good. We took the bus tour and had the best guide. Very informative and entertaining. Grandson of the snake guy.

Thank Dmaultsby25
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry, but I do not know. Contact the zoo and they should be able to tell you.
6 September 2017|
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Response from fas5150 | Reviewed this property |
I believe in your case the Zoo safari would probably be the best choice.
Rachel R
26 August 2017|
Response from Jesse M | Reviewed this property |
Your photos should have come available already. If they still have not I would contact their customer service number on their site.