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San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a conservation, education and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals, plants, and their habitats.

The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.

The San Diego Zoo is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Park, a subscription to the monthly magazine ZOONOOZ, and other benefits. Both the Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours (June 28–Sept. 1): 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fall Hours (Sept. 2–Nov. 7): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Winter Hours (Nov. 3–Dec. 12): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Winter Hours/Jungle Bells (Dec. 13-23, 25-31, Jan. 1-4, 201): 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Winter Hours (Jan. 6- March 9): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Spring Hours (March 10- June 27): 9 a.m-6 p.m.

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Upcoming event at San Diego Zoo

Free Composting And Intro To Worms Workshop

  • Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Composting is a great way to discard your food scraps sustainably, improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, money, and water! Join us and learn: - What is composting and why it is so important - What tools and materials you'll need - Which items are compostable and which are not - How to harvest and use your compost Plus...worm composting is ideal ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Zoo

Nighttime ZooStarts June 18, 2017

Free Composting And Intro To Worms WorkshopSeptember 9, 2017

San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Presented By ASML And CymerSeptember 23, 2017

Past events

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