Balboa Park & San Diego Zoo

Spend a fun day at the world's most talked-about and visited zoos. Come face to face with some of the most interesting animals from around the globe, waiting to meet you.

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • Balboa Park timings:
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    • Open 24 hours
    • San Diego Zoo timings:
    • Sunday 9am-7pm
    • Monday 9am-6pm
    • Tuesday 9am-6pm
    • Wednesday 9am-6pm
    • Thursday 9am-6pm
    • Friday 9am-6pm
    • Saturday 9am-7pm
  • Prices
    • Tickets to Balboa Park
    • Family: Upto 2 adults and 4 children - $229
    • Adult: 18 years of age and older - $129
    • Senior: 65 years of age and older - $99
    • College Student: with valid college ID - $99
    • Tickets to the San Diego Zoo
    • 1-Day Pass - Adults (age 12+) - $58
    • 1-Day Pass - Child (age 3 - 11) - $48
    • 1-Day Pass Plus - Adults (age 12+) - $64
    • 1-Day Pass Plus - Child (age 3 - 11) - $54
    • 2-Visit Pass - Adults (age 12+) - $92.80
    • 2-Visit Pass - Child (age 3 - 11) - $82.80
    • San Diego 3-For -1 Pass - Adults (age 10+) - $154
    • San Diego 3-For-1 Pass - Child (age 3 - 9) - $144
    • Go San Diego Pass - Adults (age 13+) - $212
    • Go San Diego Pass - Child (age 3 - 12) - $194
  • Events
    • Balboa Park December Nights - December 4 & 5, 2020
  • Attractions
    • Enjoy performing arts
    • Explore museums
    • Visit gardens
    • Attend dance classes
    • Indulge in food and drinks
    • Shopping
    • Hike the trails

Questions & Answers

  • What days are Balboa Park museums free to the public?
    The Balboa Park Museums offer free general admission on a rotation basis throughout each month. This is available to the residents of the City and County of San Diego, and active military personnel and their dependents. Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only.
  • What can you bring into the San Diego Zoo?
    You may bring personal food items into our parks. Large food storage containers like coolers are not permitted on the grounds. No facilities are available for food storage. You can also bring backpacks into our parks.
 

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