Before you go

Go Wild at the World-famous San Diego Zoo

Discover an enchanting animal adventure in the heart of the city. With cageless exhibits and immersive natural habitats, the San Diego Zoo is a phenomenal attraction in Balboa Park. Roam through the animal kingdom between globally themed areas: Africa Rocks, Australian Outback, Panda Canyon, and Northern Frontier.
Ride the Skyfari to see animals from high above the zoo, or meet exotic animals at keeper talks. Encounter incredible wildlife, including leopards, and pandas.


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 Vary throughout the year


  • Nighttime Zoo
  • Food, Wine & Brew Celebration
  • Jungle Bells


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Guided Bus Tours
  • Skyfari Tram Rides
  • 4-D Theaters
  • Animal Encounters
  • Live Shows


  • What is the San Diego Zoo Famous for?

    The San Diego Zoo is world-renowned for its size, diversity, and artistic presentation of animal habitats. It covers 100 acres in beautiful Balboa Park and is home to exotic creatures from every corner of the planet. The Zoo pioneered the idea of open-air, cageless exhibits that reflect the animals' natural habitats. It's also one of the few zoos that successfully breeds the giant panda.
  • What animals are at the San Diego zoo?

    Have you heard of Noah's Ark? Because the San Diego Zoo is kind of like that. With over 4,000 animals and 800 different species from around the world, it's one of the largest zoos in the world.
    • See polar bears in an arctic landscape and rare giant pandas.
    • Meerkats, monkeys, lions, tigers, and bears - the Zoo is truly a wildlife adventure.
    • Pro tip: see your favorite animals first and ride the tour buses and Skyfari tram to save your energy.

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