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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

Food, Wine & Brew Celebration

  • Saturday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a globally-inspired food, wine and brew tasting event with more than 160 of Southern California's best vendors, mixed with live entertainment and dancing, and set inside the world-famous San Diego Zoo. This tasty night for wildlife benefits the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy. San Diego Zoo Global is a nonprofit organization committed to saving species worldwide and leading the fight to end extinction. With food, wine and craft ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Zoo

Food, Wine & Brew CelebrationSeptember 22, 2018

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