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Special Experiences

Get Ready for an Experience You’ll Always Remember!

Inside Look Tours

  • for all ages
  • $92 and up

These guided adventures offer one-of-a-kind experiences and fascinating stories you can’t get anywhere else. 

Discovery Cart Tour

  • All ages
  • $60 & up

Enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of the Zoo led by one of our knowledgeable guides.

Animals in Action Experience

  • Ages 5 & up
  • $95 & up

Bring your camera to this fun and interactive experience, as we bring the animals out to you for an up-close view.

Hike to Hippos

  • Ages 5 & up; recommended for ages 12 & up
  • $49 and up

Strap on your sturdiest sneakers and kick-start your day with this unique hike at the San Diego Zoo!

Exclusive VIP Experience

  • All ages
  • $710 & up

Spend up to five hours exploring the Zoo with your own personal tour guide.

Early Morning Explorers

  • Families with youths ages 3-12
  • $39 & up

Be a wildlife explorer, and enjoy exclusive early morning access to Wildlife Explorers Basecamp with your family before the Zoo opens for the day!

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Creature Comforts


Groom and bride embracing as a giraffe looks on in the distance.
Wild Weddings

Picture Your Special Day at the Park!

Explore our lion collection
Celebrate Paws and Stripes

Roar, White, and Blue