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Special Experiences

Get Ready for an Experience You’ll Always Remember!

Early Morning Explorers

  • Families with youths ages 3-12
  • $34 & 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!

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.

Crazy About Cats

  • Ages 5 & up
  • $93 and up

Check out some of the Zoo's most iconic and fascinating cat species!

Discovery Cart Tour

  • All ages
  • $57 & up

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

Early Morning Cheetah Experience

  • Ages 5 & up
  • $93 & up

Meet our world-famous wildlife behavior specialists and get an up-close look at one of our cheetahs as they run and play!

Exclusive VIP Experience

  • All ages
  • $700 & up

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

Inside Look Tours

  • All ages
  • $90 and up

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

Wildlife Baby Boom

  • All Ages
  • $49 & up

Put on your walking shoes, and join us to see some of the newest and cutest members of the San Diego Zoo family!

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Creature Comforts


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Wild Weddings

Picture Your Special Day at the Park!

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Shop the Collection

Save the Chubby Unicorns

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SDZWA Adventures

Come Travel with Us!