Southern California

San Diego Zoo® and Safari Park

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  • San Diego Zoo:
  • Learn more about the animals at the Safari Park through keeper talks and animal encounters, included with your admission.
  • Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops on the Zoo's Skyfari Aerial Tram and enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park.
  • Enjoy a 35-minute narrated tour on a double-decked bus on a San Diego Zoo Guided Bus Tour.
  • Kids of all ages can crawl into a bear den, pop their heads through a seal’s breathing hole or measure themselves against the size of a polar bear at the Zoo's Polar Bear Plunge.
  • Explore Elephant Odyssey at the Zoo, a 7.5-acre habitat that’s the first of its kind, providing an entertaining and educational journey.
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
  • Take the Africa Tram around the Safari Park’s field exhibits and see herds of giraffes, crashes of rhinos and flocks of exotic birds on an open-air, soft-wheeled vehicle inspired by the legendary safari trains of Africa.
  • Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal doing what it does best: run! At the Safari Park's Shiley's Cheetah Run, you'll watch a sleek cat as it races on a straight 330-foot-long track and reaches a maximum speed of about 70 miles per hour.


2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
North of Downtown San Diego, situated in Balboa Park at Park Boulevard and Zoo Place.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, California 92027
30 miles north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley.
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Open daily, 365 days a year. Hours vary; check here for current park hours, or call (619) 718-3000.

(619) 718-3000

Open daily, 365 days a year. Hours vary; check here for current park hours, or call (619) 718-3000.

(619) 718-3000

Advice for Visitors


  • Specially ticketed events/attractions are not included.
  • Purchase a ticket for the Zoo's 4-D Theater at the Zoo front gate or at the theater for $7.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions for the Zoo, and here for the Safari Park.