A Discovery cart stopped in front of the Zoo giraffe exhibit.
Upgraded Experiences

Discovery Cart Tour

At a Glance

  • Adults, kids, preschoolers, tweens, teens, seniors
  • 1 hour; offered daily
  • View Age/Safety Restrictions
    Children 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ages 0-2 must sit on adult lap. No more than 2 infants ages 0-2 permitted per ticket, per cart.
  • Sit back in the comfort of your own expedition cart, as you enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of the Zoo, led by one of our knowledgeable guides. As you explore the Zoo together, your guide will share stories about the plants and animals in our care, and how our conservation work is making an impact worldwide. Questions are encouraged! Step off the cart for a look at some of your favorite critters, and snap some amazing photos as you enjoy this unique Zoo experience.

    Your private guide will escort you around the Zoo in a deluxe cart that has been outfitted with special screens, to socially distance your family from the guide. This tour is perfect for a family outing—pricing is for the entire cart, up to six household members allowed. Admission is separate and required.

    Note: To inquire about Spanish language-only tours, please call 619-718-3000.


    Animals in Action Experience

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

    Protective cloth facemasks featuring save the chubby unicorns, safari park gorilla, and centennial lion designs.

    Face Masks

    In Child and Adult sizes!
    Amur leopard

    Vanishing Beauty

    The fight to save the Amur leopard.
    Gift card in holiday wrap with sloth plush

    Free sloth plush

    With $50 Gift Card Purchase
    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts