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Botanical Tours

Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey

Join us each month to celebrate our botanical collection, featuring a special Botanical Bus Tour at 2 p.m., Orchid House open hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Carnivorous Plant Greenhouse open hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 14, 2020 (Plant Day)
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 (Plant Day)
  • Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020
  • Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Sunday, December 13, 2020
  • Friday, December 18, 2020

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.

  • Australian Outback Botanical Tour
  • Elephant Odyssey Trees Botanical Tour
  • Fern Canyon Botanical Tour
  • Monkey Trails Botanical Tour
  • Bamboo Botanical Tour
  • Cycad Botanical Tour
  • Orchid Botanical Tour
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