Exciting Zoos in San Diego

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Zoos in San Diego | San Diego Zoo

Due to the city’s proximity to natural valleys and semi-arid mountains, zoos in San Diego feature Californian animals, birds and desert reptiles, and creatures from all the seven continents. With a f (Read More)ocus on conservation of both flora and fauna, these zoos offer exciting safaris on desert terrain. Most zoos in San Diego also offer unforgettable souvenir shopping and dining experiences.

Here is the list of 7 Exciting Zoos in San Diego

1. San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo is a not-for-profit wildlife sanctuary in Balboa Park in the North of downtown San Diego, California. It is an abode to varied flora and fauna. It has over 3,500 rare and endangered animals that represent over 650 species and subspecies of wildlife. Moreover, there is a notable collection of botanical species featuring above 700,000 exotic plants.

Highlights: Wildlife Sanctuary, Kids friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
Admission : Adults: $60
Children (3-11 yrs): $50
Amenities: No smoking, Stroller rentals available from $14, ATM's available, No kennel services in the park, First Aid Station available near the Zoo’s Reptile House

2. Zoological Society of San Diego

Zoological Society of San Diego
4.0 /5

San Diego Zoo Global is a non-profit organization that administers the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservation. It was founded as the Zoological Society of San Diego in 1916 and is committed to saving rare and endangered species worldwide.

Timings : Open Everyday
9 A.M to 5 P.M. 
Tickets : $ 60 for Adults and $ 50 for children (3-11 yrs.)

3. Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center
5.0 /5

Living Coast Discovery Center is a not-for-profit zoo and aquarium in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It was previously known as the Chula Vista Nature Center, and it has been around for beyond thirty years. This is a place to discover wildlife in San Diego Bay. The Living Coast Center is a hidden treasure in San Diego.

Timings : Open daily from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.
Entry Fee : $ 16 for Adults (above 13 yrs)
$11 for Children (3-12 yrs)
No charges for Children below 2 yrs.

4. Zovargo

5.0 /5

Zovargo is an award-winning Conservation Education Organization in San Diego. It is a veteran-led and women-led organization. It is operating to nurture the relations of humans & animals via unique encounters & ZoomFari virtual programs. Zovargo provides animal conservation education by organizing programs with live animal ambassadors.

Timings : Open daily
9 A.M to 7 P.M.

5. Barn Animal Buddies

Barn Animal Buddies
4.5 /5

Barn Animal Buddies is a mobile petting zoo, which works to bring the farm to you. They bring small farm animals to your party or event to make it an exceptional one. More than just a petting zoo, you can book a party at their barn. You can visit this destination for a private tour and even have a photo-shoot here with the barn animals.

Timings : Open 24 hours
Service : Petting Zoo service
Charges applied according to the setup demanded.

6. Free Flight

Free Flight
4.5 /5

Free Flight is a not-for-profit bird sanctuary in a small tropical oasis, situated in the south of the popular Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, California. Dr. Robert F. Stonebreaker established Free Flight as a breeding and boarding facility for exotic birds' in 1981. Today, it has developed into an exceptional sanctuary, where people can interact with birds.

Timings : Open daily 
11 A.M. to 4 P.M. from Thursday to Tuesday and 11 A.M to 2 P.M. on Wednesday.
Entry Fee : $ 7 for adults and $ 3 for children of age 12 or below.
Animal food available at 25 c and 50 c

7. Pumpkin Station

Pumpkin Station
4.5 /5

Pumpkin stations are pumpkin patches located throughout San Diego. A total of six locations involve Rancho Bernardo Farm, Mission Valley Station, Bonita Pumpkin Farm, and more. These pumpkin stations feature pumpkin patches, rows and rows of ripe pumpkins collected from the farm. Varied sizes of pumpkins are available there for purchase.

Entry Fee : No entry fees
Free of charge parking

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