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 26–September 6): 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fall Hours (September 7–October 3*): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Winter Hours (October 4–December 9): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Winter Hours/Jungle Bells (Dec. 10–23; Dec. 26–30; Jan. 1 & 2):9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Winter Hours (December 24, 25, and 31): 9 a.m.–7 p.m.