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Zoo Drive
Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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    San Diego Zoo
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Come meet the newest addition to the panda family, and the fifth baby panda born at the San Diego Zoo! This is truly one of the most unique and most beloved species on the planet - and very few are ever seen outside their native habitat in northern China. The San Diego Zoo is highlighting California animals from the ancient past, present and future in The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey, the newest and most unique exhibit to date! At the Elephant Odyssey, step into the fossil dig site and explore prehistoric fossil evidence, and visit the habitats of current wildlife species including elephants, a pair of lions and a jaguar! Learn about extinction causes of the mammoth and saber-toothed tiger and stop by the Pleistocene playground to find out about conservation projects at work. Activities available at San Diego Zoo include (additional costs may apply): • Guided Bus Tour: A 35-minute tour by double-decker bus covering 75 percent of the San Diego Zoo. Your ticket also includes use of the Express Bus which allows you to hop on and off at 3 different stops throughout the Zoo. (included) • Skyfari Aerial Tram: Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo and enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park. (included) • Balboa Park Miniature Railroad: pulls out of the station for 3-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park. (approx. $1.75) • 4-D Theater: If you haven’t experienced 4-D, it’s a film that you can see and hear but also feel, smell, and sense. Wind in your face, snow on your head, a pat on the back—it’s like you’re there, part of the action! This new attraction is located near the western terminal of Skyfari. Guests can purchase tickets at the entrance or at the theater ticket booth. (approx. $6) Make sure to visit the Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit which showcases some of the wonders from the Land Down Under. Venture through a eucalyptus grove and discover species from wombats to wallabies and kookaburras to cockatoos. The Australian Outback exhibit culminates at a Queenslander house-style care center that overlooks a forest for the Zoo's Queensland koala colony - the largest koala colony outside of Australia. Don't miss your chance to see the adorable new Panda cub Xiao Liwu ("Little Gift"). He is on display (weather permitting) from 9am to noon daily. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo.
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    Departure Point
    San Diego Zoo, 2929 Zoo Drive Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    11/1/2019 - 12/12/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    12/13/2019 - 12/23/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    12/24/2019 - 12/24/2019Tuesday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    12/25/2019 - 1/5/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    1/6/2020 - 2/29/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    3/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Access to Children's Zoo
    • Unlimited use of Kangaroo Bus
    • Unlimited use of Skyfari Aerial Tram
    • Unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour
    • Entry/Admission - San Diego Zoo
    • Food and drink
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travel date for reference only - Tickets are redeemable 1 year after purchase date. Amendment not required for travel within 1 year
    • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I was in San Diego for a wedding and I had 3 1/2 hours to spare. I chose to go to the zoo by myself because everybody else was busy. I am so glad I did. The San Diego zoo is fantastic! It is absolutely beautiful! The animal enclosures are very close to one another, so you are
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    Bring comfy shoes because there is a lot of walking. There is a lot to see and a lot of fun stuff that kept my 6 and 4-year old girls busy!
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    We went to the zoo with our son (18mo old) and my mom (70 yo). We all had great fun. The zoo is super well maintained and the plantation is so gorgeous. The zoo did amazing job with animal enrichment. Most of the animals you see are showing natural behaviors. The only one seems
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    SD Zoo is often hailed as one of the best in the world but my last visit there was disappointing. Some of the exhibits still very interesting but the elephants for example just depressing. That sort of set the tone for the rest. You just don’t get the feeling that the animals
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    We grabbed the map on the way in - took the bus tour - and loved it! After the bus ride we took a ride on the sky-fari which took us back to areas so we could stroll and see specific animals. Then took the hop on and off Kangaroo Bus to get to other areas where we were able
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