Explore a world of amazing animals at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park!
The San Diego Zoo is at the heart of San Diego, with more than 3,500 fascinating animals surrounded by lush botanical gardens. See playful orangutans, diving polar bears, swimming hippos, giant tortoises, climbing bears, and a flock of flamingos, and make fun discoveries at the Reptile House, Australian Outback, Elephant Odyssey, and more. Enjoy up-close animal encounters, keeper presentations, and special shows. Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest attraction: Africa Rocks, which takes you on a journey through six habitats from seashore to savanna. See penguins, baboons, leopards, lemurs, a walk-through aviary filled with colorful birds, klipspringers, and meerkats, and discover the amazing wildlife of Africa. Book the Animals in Action experience or a 60-minute Discovery Tour for even more excitement.
At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you step into an adventure like no other! Explore expansive field habitats from the tram tour to see herds of giraffes, antelope, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, and elephants. Walking trails reveal a pride of lions, sleek cheetahs, endangered California condors, pelicans and shoebills at Mombasa Lagoon, and tigers on the prowl in beautiful Tiger Trail. Stop by the gorillas to watch the young ones play, or have a cool drink and yummy treats at Kijamii Overlook, with its spectacular view of the animals and the San Pasqual hills. Make sure to visit the Safari Park’s newest experience: Walkabout Australia, where you can get up close with kangaroos, wallabies, cassowaries, and more. You can also book a special safari tour on a caravan truck, small-group cart, or behind the scenes to make your day even more memorable.
The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are both open daily, including holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours seasonally. A 1-Day Pass at the Zoo includes the Guided Bus Tour, Skyfari aerial tram, and all regularly scheduled presentations. A 1-Day Pass at the Safari Park includes the African Tram Safari tour and all regularly scheduled presentations.