The San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is over 100 acres and houses over 4000 rare and beautiful animals. The resident zoologists have been globally recognized for their top research and success in the breeding of endangered animals. Habitats are built to resemble the natural living conditions of the animals to ensure their comfort and longevity. The Panama-California Exposition, held in San Diego in 1915 abandoned many exotic animals. Concern over their well being led to the formation of what evolved into the renowned San Diego Zoo. The zoo is considered one of the most progressive in the world.
Visitors can visit the zoo daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year round with summer hours from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Extended hours are available several times throughout the year for special events and school breaks. There are ten family-friendly places to eat within the zoo, ranging from sit down service to snack bars. Picnic grounds are located outside the zoo for those wishing to bring their own meals. Hand stamps are available for re-entry into the zoo. Parking is free at the zoo and stroller and wheel chair rental is available in the guest services area.
Admission prices can vary depending on the length of time you wish to spend at the zoo. One day passes are $42 for adults and $32 for children. It is possible to bundle your ticket purchase with other San Diego Attractions. There are several mid-priced hotels located in the vicinity of the zoo and some reservations can be bundled with zoo tickets for a discount.