Located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park is the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The 100-acre zoo is one of the largest in the world and houses over 4,000 rare and endangered animals, representing 800 different species. With over 700,000 exotic plants, the zoo also provides a beautiful, natural environment for all to enjoy.
The San Diego Zoo is a leader in conservation and species preservation. The Institute for Conservation Research is dedicated to protecting rare animals and preserving their natural habitats. Established in 1975, the institute raises endangered animals such as California Condors, pandas, tigers and African Black Rhinos.
The San Diego Zoo is open year-round and offers multiple ticket options including one-day tickets and multi-day/multi-park tickets. Offering much more than just a few hours with animals, the San Diego Zoo is a full experience! You'll have the opportunity to enjoy the zoo’s special features such as tours and animal interactions, education programs and even sleepovers!