Discovery Cart Tour

Let an experienced guide introduce you to the incredible animals and plants living at the San Diego Zoo during a Discovery Tour. Sit back in the comfort of our expedition cart for an enhanced version of our popular Guided Bus Tour. The Discovery Tour provides you with more opportunities to get great photographs for an experience to remember! Your guide will share stories about the plants and animals in our living museum, how our conservation research work helps their wild relatives, and how little things we all do can make a big difference. The Discovery Tour route includes areas of the Zoo not seen from the Guided Bus Tour. Best of all, you can step off for better views of your favorite critters and ask your guide as many questions as you like as you watch the antics of our animals. The Discovery Tour is a 60-minute program that covers 70 percent of the Zoo. If you have a short amount of time to see all the Zoo has to offer, this is the experience for you!


"Definitely the best way to see the Zoo and learn about the animals. I have already recommended this tour to many people!" — Summer 2017 Guest Feedback

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Advance Tickets

$50 and up*
All Ages
*Buy now and save up to $10! Prices vary on select days and will be higher if purchased same day at the Zoo. Admission is separate and required.

At a Glance

Offered daily
1 hour
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