San Diego Zoo 1-Day Ticket

San Diego Zoo 1-Day Ticket

From $62 per person

Spend an enjoyable day visiting the famous San Diego Zoo, home to over 4,500 rare and endangered animals, in addition to a vast botanical collection.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 year
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Skip the ticket line
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See the Zoo’s 17 Galápagos tortoises at the Discovery Outpost
  • Get close to polar bears at the Polar Bear Plunge
  • Take a ride on the Skyfari aerial tram
  • Watch the sea lion show
Full description
Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, home to over 4,500 rare and endangered animals and experience their worlds at the Polar Bear Plunge, Elephant Odyssey, and other areas. The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is well known for its naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters. Approximately 700 species and subspecies of animals and over 700,000 plants are represented here. An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Winding paths through the tropical oasis of a botanical garden bring you to the zoo‘s rare and fascinating animals, including koalas, Galápagos tortoises, tigers, eagles, flamingos, great apes, and more. Other exotic animals you may encounter include Sichuan takins, Buerger’s tree-kangaroos, arctic foxes, pangolin, and Visayan warty pigs. Explore Africa Rocks to discover penguins, baboons, the mysterious fossa, weaver birds, and other unique creatures. The festive, lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place for family fun and gathering friends. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and exciting animal presentations and shows. The Zoo’s 17 Galápagos tortoises are now at home at the Fetter Family Galápagos Tortoise Exhibit. When keepers are present, guests can pet and occasionally feed the tortoises over a short rock barrier. At the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge, you can get closer to polar bears than ever before. Climb aboard an Arctic research helicopter, crawl into a bear den, or measure yourself against the size of a polar bear. The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey is a 7.5-acre habitat and a first-of-its-kind experience. This area combines the fun of a zoo with the experience of a museum by creating an untamed landscape of animals from the past and present. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
  • Admission to the San Diego Zoo
  • Express bus
  • Guided bus tour
  • Skyfari aerial tram
  • Children's Zoo
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego. Please proceed directly to the turnstiles, you do not have to stand in line at the ticket booth.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You may bypass the ticketing window and go directly to the entrance point with your voucher. Please note that you may only skip the admission ticket line. This does not apply to the bus or Skyfari lines
    • Use your mobile ticket to skip-the-line and avoid the crowds
    • Bus tour and Skyfari aerial tram are subject to availability
    • The Zoo's hours are subject to change. Please check directly with the attraction for exact hours of operation
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 250 reviews

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    I’ve wanted to go to the San Diego Zoo since I was a kid, so this day was a dream come true. And it was everything I hoped it would be. It was all wonderful!: the amazing diversity of animals, the delightful outdoor lunch at Albert’s, the fun Mowgli 4D adventure movie, the ride on the sky tram. Easy entry with the voucher on my phone. I went on a Wednesday in the first hour that they were open, so no lines and parking was easy. The volunteers are super friendly and helpful. I would visit again in a heartbeat!

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    May 28, 2021

    Ticket included Skyferri but that was shut! The zoo may have been world leading but others have caught up and overtaken in terms of exhibits and access to animals still a lot of small cages/spaces. Enjoyed myself it was still a lovely experience to see the wonder of these creatures

    February 19, 2020

    Great zoo

    If you are in San Diego you should definitely visit the zoo. There are unfortunately no more pandas there, but everything else is also worth seeing and most of the enclosures are really nicely laid out. You should take your food and drink with you, as the prices are really high.

    September 19, 2019

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