Top Things to Know about the San Diego Zoo – Points of Interest:
Gardens: Not only known for its animals, the San Diego Zoo also has a vast botanical plant and orchid garden. The Orchid House is open for the Orchid Odyssey on the third Friday of every month, and select Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park also act as “rescue centers” for rare and endangered plants.
The San Diego Zoo Tour: In order to make your visit to the San Diego Zoo more efficient, take the 35-minute bus tour of the park before you do anything else. This San Diego Zoo tour will help you get your bearings and give you some idea of which areas of the park you want to be sure and revisit.
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Rentals: Strollers, motorized wheelchairs and lockers are available for rent at the San Diego Zoo for those in need of greater mobility. For your convenience there are also ATMs, a First Aid station and a Lost and Found station that are open for the entirety of the San Diego Zoo hours.
Animal-Friendly Focus: Since the 1920’s the San Diego Zoo has pioneered efforts to create cage-less exhibits – don’t worry, though, the lions can’t escape from their exhibits! Cage-less just means that the animals are kept inside their exhibits by moats and enjoy humane surroundings that replicate their natural habitats as closely as possible. The San Diego Zoo also features some of the largest free flight aviaries in the world, so if you like bird song and gorgeous foliage, the San Diego Zoo is the place to be!
Top Things to Know about the San Diego Zoo – Points of Interest
Admission and Parking: San Diego Zoo admission price varies based on the package you choose but pricing is lower for children (ages 3-11). Gift cards and full year membership passes are available for purchase. Special parking, rest rooms, and access to exhibits, shows, and tour buses are all available to Zoo guests with disabilities. General parking is free, long spaces are available for RV/buses, no overnight parking.