Elephant Odyssey prehistoric animal climbers.

Attractions

Skyfari carrying two passengers
THINGS TO DO

ATTRACTIONS

Botanical Tours

Take a self-guided tour any time, or join us monthly for Plant Days and Orchid Odyssey.

Guided Bus Tour

Enjoy a 35-minute narrated tour on a double-decked bus covering much of the Zoo.

Kangaroo Bus

Hop on and hop off at four different stops throughout the Zoo!

Skyfari® Aerial Tram

Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo! NOTE: Skyfari will close for renovations starting January 6, 2020.

Shows

Enjoy a show that's fun for the whole family.

4-D Theater

See 3-D movies with amazing special effects to add another dimension to your cinematic experience. NOTE: 4-D Theater will close February 26–March 5, 2020 for exciting renovations!

Animal Encounters

Meet our amazing animals, and learn more about them from the keepers who know them best!

Play Areas

Discover several great places for kids to play on the Zoo grounds.

Balboa Park Miniature Train

The train pulls out of the station for three-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park.

Plush-crested Jay in the Zoo's Parker Aviary
ZOONOOZ

The Brainy Bunch

Meet Some Smart Birds
Mother polar bear with cub.
ZOONOOZ

Tracking Polar Bears...and More!

Keeping Tabs in the Wild
Young brother and sister, mother and father wearing matching San Diego Zoo t-shirts.
SHOPZOO

ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

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Creature Comforts

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