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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

Wild At Heart Rendezvous In The Zoo

  • Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Come be Wild@Heart at the 35th annual Rendezvous In The Zoo (R‧I‧T‧Z)! Support the bright future of San Diego Zoo Global and join us for an evening of exotic animal encounters, a lavish cocktail party, gourmet dining and dance the night away under the glittering stars. The R‧I‧T‧Z 2018 gala will benefit The Sanford Children's Zoo at the San Diego Zoo. By sparking young hearts to fall in love with ... Read more

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Wild At Heart Rendezvous In The ZooJune 16, 2018

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