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Experience wildlife up-close at the San Diego Zoo with over 4,500 animals, guided bus tours, Aerial Tram rides, shows, and interactive encounters.


  • Get ready to meet more than 4,500 rare animals! Book your ticket and make unforgettable memories in this 100-acre animal paradise.

  • Come face-to-face with a polar bear at the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge, and ride the Skyfari aerial tram, providing a downhill perspective of the exhibits.

  • Your ticket includes a guided bus tour, giving you a whirlwind introduction to this world-renowned sanctuary.

  • Interact with nature’s most fascinating creatures, from petting Galápagos tortoises to hopping on an Arctic research helicopter, it's all part of your day.

  • Fun fact: The San Diego Zoo's West African Forest exhibit is home to a 65-foot manmade waterfall, Rady Falls.


  • Entry to the San Diego Zoo

  • Kangaroo Express bus tour

  • Guided bus tour

  • Skyfari aerial tram

  • Access to all shows and exhibits

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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Guests from Mexico, Canada, South Korea and over 8 countries have loved this experience
Maria Perez



Jul, 2024

Park tram allowed us to cover 1/2.of the park quickly so we could see the polar bears. Also the tour bus gave us a quick but thoughtful overview of the park. Finally, the messge of conservation was clearly echoed by the park staff.
Chavez Carlos Daniel



Jul, 2024

Everything is where it needed to be but I would suggest if your out of shape don't walk it it was fine for me but I did notice older people having a hard time. But all the attractions were great really do need a whole day to see everything it was great 👍
Rachel Alexander



Jul, 2024

The zoo is beautiful! Easy to walk, there is so much to see. When we were tired of walking the Gondola and kangaroo bus were lifesavers! The Africa exhibits were incredible! It is probably the crown jewel of the zoo. The African plants alone made it feel like I was in the region. 10/10!
Anthony T Caruana



Jul, 2024

This is my first time ever in California and I am spending this 4th of July weekend in San Diego. I made sure to come to the San Diego Zoo due to it's stellar reputation and it definitely was everything that I expected. I was there for over 8 hours and experienced everything it had to offer and had a phenomenal time!!
Jian Zhang



Jun, 2024

I visited the San Diego Zoo to see the "Blue crowned laughingthrush", it is a rare bird species. Its habitat is in China. It's an endangered bird with less than 600 individuals remaining. I saw them in 2021 in Wuyuan, China. I got to know that San Diego Zoo has imported several this birds in 1990s. I'm curious that if they are reproducing and surviving. I'm very excited to see at least three of them in the zoo. They are so vibrant and beautiful!

An adventure through the animal kingdom

The San Diego Zoo 1 Day Ticket offers an immersive experience into the world of wildlife. Begin with a guided bus tour, introducing you to over 4,500 rare and endangered animals. Stroll through the winding paths of the lush botanical garden, home to koalas, Galápagos tortoises, tigers, eagles, flamingos, and great apes. Here, if lucky, you can even pet and occasionally feed them under the guidance of the keepers. Now that's a rare treat!

Exotic encounters and hands-on experiences

Next, plunge into the world of the Arctic at the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge. Ever measured yourself against a polar bear or crawled into a bear den? Here, you can do both and even climb aboard an Arctic research helicopter for an unforgettable experience. Move to the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey, a unique 7.5-acre habitat designed to mirror the elephants' natural environment. Don't miss out on the West African Forest exhibit, home to dwarf crocodiles and a stunning 65-foot manmade waterfall, Rady Falls. From the Sichuan takins to the Buerger’s tree-kangaroos, every encounter is designed to give you an up-close and personal experience with these fascinating creatures.

San Diego Zoo

Monday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Additional information

  • With your voucher, you can skip the ticketing window and proceed directly to the entrance. Please be aware that this privilege is only applicable for bypassing the admission ticket line and does not extend to the bus or Skyfari lines.

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

  • Bring along a water bottle.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at San Diego Zoo.

  • Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

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