Hours of operation - Open every day of the year, including all holidays: Jan 1-Jan 3:
9:00am - 8:00pm; Jan 4- March 11:
9:00am - -5:00pm. March 12-March 18:
9:00am - 6:00pm; March 19-Apr 3:
9:00am - 7:00pm. April 4-June 18:
9:00am - 6:00pm; June 19-30:
9:00am- 8:00pm. July 1 - August 20:
9:00am -9:00pm; August 21- Sept 1:
9:00am- 8:00pm. Sept 2 - 5:
9:00am- - 9:00pm; Sept 6 - 23:
9:00am - 6:00pm. Sept 24:
9:00am - 5:00pm; Sept 25 - Nov 5:
9:00am - 6:00pm; Nov 6- Dec 8:
9:00am - 5:00pm; Dec 9 -23:
9:00am - 8:00pm; Dec 24:
- 5:00pm; Dec 25 - 31:
9 :00am -8:00pm.
To check expected and current entry times click HERE
Reservations are not needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.
San Diego Zoo is located in Historic Balboa Park (2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92112)
Zoo entrance is off Park Blvd. at Zoo Place.
Free Parking on Zoo Grounds
Child Ticket: 3-11 yrs. of age. Children under 3 yrs are free. Free admission for active Military with ID.
COVID Safety Procedures:All visitors are welcome. There are no out-of-state restrictions. Facial coverings will no longer be required on grounds. Those who are not fully vaccinated are recommended by the CDC to wear facial coverings.