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San Diego Zoo

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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–September 1): 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fall Hours (September 2–November 7): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Winter Hours (November 3–December 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 (January 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 events at San Diego Zoo

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Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Date Saturday, September 6, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Cost $16 buy tickets
Age limit 12+
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Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Sunday, Sep. 7
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Sep. 27
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 4
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Sunday, Oct. 5
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Spooky Sleepover - Spend The Night At The Zoo!

Saturday, Oct. 18
4 p.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 25
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Spooky Sleepover - Spend The Night At The Zoo!

Saturday, Oct. 25
4 p.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Nov. 1
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Nov. 22
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Sunday, Nov. 23
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Dec. 6
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Sunday, Dec. 7
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

Sunrise Suprise Strolls At San Diego Zoo

Saturday, Dec. 27
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Animals

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