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  • Kids Free in October | Unlimited Kids free under 11 years per 1 Adult | Valid October 1 - 31, 2017

    San Diego Zoo

    San Diego , CA

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    Kids Free in October | Unlimited Kids free under 11 years per 1 Adult | Valid October 1 - 31, 2017
    Calling all kids!

    Every weekend special interactive activities and experiences help kids connect with wildlife and nature. A variety of animals will receive special enrichment items giving kids an opportunity to marvel at their intelligence, strength, and beauty-and discover one of the ways we help our animals thrive. A pile of pine shavings to roll in, container puzzles with food hidden inside, and treat "treasure hunts" are just some of the ways our animal keepers provide enrichment for our zoo animals. Guests may be surprised by what elephants have big fun with, and what a jaguar thinks is the cat's meow!

    Dr. Zoolittle and his puppet friends will entertain everyone with fun and facts about Australian animals, and our energetic and enthusiastic Zoo Corps teens will have a cool discovery station stocked with props, biofacts, and cool things to do.

    New this year: Join us for HalGLOWeen on October 27, 28, and 29. Stay until 8 p.m. and have fun with an amazing bubble light show, glowing "Boolahoops," exciting entertainment, special treats, Halloween-type music, and more!

    An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California, with more than 4,000 rare & fascinating animals. See giant pandas, Komodo dragons, orangutans, koalas, flamingos, polar bears, and more. With animal encounters, interactive experiences, and a lively atmosphere, it's a great place for family fun and gathering friends.

    Parking at the Zoo is Free.

    Hours

    Click Here to view September through November Operating Hours.

    Tickets

    Go Straight to the Gate!

    1-Day Pass

    Ticket info /hours

    1-Day Pass includes unlimited use of the Guided Bus tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial tram, all shows and exhibits.
    Parking to the San Diego Zoo is Free.
    Excludes Special Ticketed Events/Attractions.

    Hours

    Click Here to view September through November Operating Hours.

    Terms & Conditions for 1-Day Pass

    No refunds or exchanges.

    Print @ Home tickets must be presented at turnstiles for admission. Ticket and hand stamp required for re-entry.

    This ticket is a revocable license. Ticket holder ("Visitor") voluntarily assumes all risk and danger for personal injury or property damage incidental to visiting the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park (collectively "Parks"). Visitor agrees not to commercially use any photography or recordings in any form taken at the parks, and Visitor grants permission to the Parks and their agents to utilize Visitor's image and/or sound recordings for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.
    Not for unauthorized resale or promotional use.

    Learn how you can help bring species back from the brink of extinction at www.sandiegozooglobal.org.

    Hours vary seasonally. Open 365 days a year.

    Save $7.00 per Adult
    Visiting in October? No need to purchase a child's ticket because the kids are FREE October 1 - 31, 2017.
    Unlimited Kids free under 11 years per 1 Adult.
    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 12+) 52.00 45.00
    Child (ages 3-11) 42.00 37.00
    Go Straight to the Gate!

    2-Day Visit Pass

    Ticket info /hours

    Includes one visit to the San Diego Zoo and one visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    or
    Two visits to the San Diego Zoo
    or
    Two visits to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    The San Diego Zoo is centrally located, adjacent to downtown San Diego, in Balboa Park. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located approximately 30 miles northeast of the Zoo in the city of Escondido, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027.

    Parking at the Zoo is Free. Parking at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is not included in the price of the ticket.

    Hours

    Click Here to view September through November Operating Hours.

    Terms & Conditions for 2-Day Visit Pass

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Parking is not included in ticket price.
    This ticket is a revocable license. The holder of this ticket ("Visitor") voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to visiting the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park (collectively "Parks"). Further, visitor agrees not to commercially use any photography or reproduction in any form taken during any visits to the Parks, and Visitor grants permission to the Parks and their agents to utilize Visitor's image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. Not for unauthorized resale or promotional use.

    Save $4.25 Per Person
    Visiting in October? No need to purchase a child's ticket because the kids are FREE October 1 - 31, 2017.
    Unlimited Kids free under 11 years per 1 Adult.
    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 12+) 83.25 79.00
    Child (ages 3-11) 73.25 69.00

    Animals in Action

    Ticket info /hours

    At "Animals in Action," that's exactly what you'll see! Ever wonder how exotic cats can navigate a tree branch while maintaining perfect balance, or how a cheetah and a dog can get along? Join us to see how our world-famous trainers encourage natural animal behaviors at the San Diego Zoo. Learn how these behaviors can also help with daily animal care routines-and hear amazing inside stories about each animal you meet. Someone from the audience might even be invited to join in a training session!
    Go behind the scenes for a close-up view of some of our animal ambassadors, and get an opportunity to feed flamingos (no guarantees). Reserve today for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see trainers and animals in action. You may even take away a few tips on how to train your own pet!
    This fun and interactive experience will show you how the San Diego Zoo cares for its animals and ensures their welfare, and what we are doing to help protect and save species-here and around the world-as we lead the fight to end extinction.

    Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes (closed toe are recommended) and dress appropriately for the weather. This program takes place outdoors and includes a short walk to a behind-the-scenes area.
    This program may be canceled in the event of inclement weather, including rain.
    Children under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult age 18+
    Our animal experiences are subject to change, based on the animals' health and safety needs. Tour times: 11:00am. select days
    Check in at the Gate in Urban Jungle.
    Tour price does not include admission to the San Diego Zoo. You must purchase an admission ticket for Zoo entrance.

    Hours

    Click Here to view September through November Operating Hours.

    Terms & Conditions for Animals in Action

    Ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Since dates and times of the tours are limited, your requested date and time is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmed email within 3 business days of making your reservation. All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets.

    This ticket is a revocable license. The holder of this ticket ("Visitor") voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to visiting the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park (collectively "Parks"). Further, visitor agrees not to commercially use any photography or reproduction in any form taken during any visits to the Parks, and Visitor grants permission to the Parks and their agents to utilize Visitor's image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. Not for unauthorized resale or promotional use.

    Instructions for fulfillment Animals in Action

    This is not your confirmation.
    Upon your arrival at the Zoo and before entering the turnstiles, stop at the Tour Booking Station and pick up your Animals in Action lanyard, which will provide priority loading for the bus tour and priority seating at the Wegeforth Bowl and Hunte Amphitheater animal shows. Check in a minimum of 15 minutes prior to program time at the Gate in Urban Jungle.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (must be 8+ years of age) 105.00 105.00

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