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Botanical Tours

Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey

Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey will return on Friday, August 20! See how we've grown!

Orchid Odyssey will return—from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Friday, August 20. The orchid house was remodeled during the past year, and the plants are adjusting well to their new environment—there's always an orchid in bloom! The orchid greenhouse is located between San Diego Zoo Map Locators 9 and 10.

The Carnivorous Plant Greenhouse will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey. Horticulture staff will be available to answer all your questions about these amazing plants! The Carnivorous Plant Greenhouse is located between San Diego Zoo Map Locators 18 and 19, across the bus road from the lions.

A Botanical Bus Tour is scheduled at 2 p.m. during Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey, led by a different horticulture staff member each month, to give guests a broad perspective of the Zoo's botanical collections. Guests will board the Botanical Bus Tour at the Bus Unloading area, following a similar route the Guided Bus Tour.

Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey 2021 Schedule:

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021 (Spanish language)
Friday, October 15, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021

Self-guided Tours

Take a self-guided tour of the San Diego Zoo's spectacular gardens and plant collections any time you choose, with our Botanical Tour brochures. Find your way with your Zoo map, and learn more about the interesting, beautiful, and endangered specimens of our prized plant collections.

Gardens

  • Australian Outback
  • Elephant Odyssey Trees
  • Fern Canyon
  • Monkey Trails

Collections

  • Bamboo
  • Cycad
  • Orchid

Botanical Tour brochures made possible through the generosity of The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation.

  • Orchid Botanical Tours Brochure
  • Carnivorous Plants Botanical Tours Brochure
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