San Diego Zoo

Admission included

Ranked the #1 zoo in the world by TripAdvisor!

Brief summary:

Visit over 4,000 rare and endangered animals and over 650 unique species and subspecies from all over the world at one of San Diego’s most popular attractions, the San Diego Zoo – 100 acres of animal-themed exhibits and habitats right in Balboa Park.

You’ll get to get up close to thousands of animals, watch entertaining and educational animal shows, learn about zoo keeping and wildlife conservation efforts, and more at this action-filled park.

Animals you’ll see:

The zoo is home to thousands of animals, including giraffes, koalas, polar bears, elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros, Galápagos tortoises, anacondas, Tasmanian devils, crocodiles, and lots more. The zoo features a massive aviary, right in the middle of the park, so you can walk among free-flying birds from California and way beyond.

Your San Diego Zoo ticket includes:
  • Guided Bus Tour
  • Kangaroo Express Bus
  • A ride on the Skyfari® aerial tram
  • All general admission exhibits and shows


Daily, 9:00 am-close;
closing times may vary.
Check the San Diego Zoo site for hours of operation.


Open 365 days per year.
Closing times vary based on season.

Getting In

Skip the main ticket line! Head straight to the turnstiles for park entry. Your San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass ticket includes unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari aerial tram, and all regularly scheduled shows. ID will be required when using the pass at San Diego Zoo. Last name of purchaser must match name on ID.

Please note: you must enter the park before 5:30PM. Once inside, you can stay until closing.


San Diego Zoo Parking is Free!
Hand stamp and ticket required for re-entry. No refunds or exchanges. Excludes special ticketed events & attractions.


2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Driving Directions

From the North (Southbound): From I-5 (Los Angeles and Orange County), take the Pershing Drive exit and follow the signs. From Interstate 15 (Escondido and Riverside), take State Route 163 south to the Park Blvd./I-5 South exit. Exit at Park Blvd. Turn left on Park Blvd. and head north; Zoo entrance is off Park Blvd. at Zoo Place. From the South (Northbound): From Interstate 5 (Mexico), take the State Road 163 north exit, then the Zoo/Museums (Richmond Street) exit and follow the signs.

Public Transportation

By Bus: Take #7 bus to Zoo Place.