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San Antonio Zoo General Admission

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Highlights
  • Admission to the San Antonio Zoo
  • See animals including giraffes, zebras, hippos, and armadillos
  • Learn about tigers, gibbons, and others at the daily talks
  • Family-friendly attraction suitable for all ages
  • Ride the carousel or train for extra fun (own expense)
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Overview
Visit the San Antonio Zoo to see more than 3,000 animals from around the globe. Check out the largest collection of birds in the world; large animals including tigers, hippos, zebras, and elephants; a number of different monkeys; and daily talks by the experts. Ride a train around the beautifully landscaped grounds, or let the kids take a spin on the carousel, which features colorful native Texas animals.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the San Antonio Zoo to explore the diverse exhibits that feature animals from around the world.
In the Africa Live section, look through underwater viewing windows to watch hippos, crocodiles, and African cichlid fish in the water. Then head over to the African Plains to see Grevy's zebra, crowned cranes, ostriches, Marabou storks, topi antelopes, and more.
Get a feel for the rain forest at The Amazonia exhibit, which includes jaguar and ocelot, among other large and small cats, plus a number of different monkeys, such as cotton-topped tamarins, capuchins, marmosets, and white-faced saki monkeys.
The lush Cranes Of The World display is located on the zoo's existing waterway, providing visitors with the chance to experience the cranes' habitat. Other birds gather in the Hixon Bird House, including species from the American southwest (roadrunner, burrowing owl); the jungles of Asia (lesser green broadbill, fairy bluebird); South American rain forest (quetzal, tinamou, sun bittern); and the African bush (Taveta golden weaver, Egyptian plover, jacana).
Find out more about the some of the zoo's most popular animals during daily presentations (check the schedule for timing).
At the Zootennial Carousel, kids can catch a ride on native Texas animals such as a whooping crane, white-tailed deer, Texas horned lizard, and the jackalope, along with other creatures. The zoo train offers rides around the premises (additional expense), and refreshments are available for purchase at the cafe.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large family friendly place for learning and growing. Many things to see and interact with. One can spend days seeing this zoo, it was a real treat to do this with my grandchildren. My daughter shared her found memories with her children...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my kids this week to the San Antonio zoo and it was absolutely amazing, very very big and beautiful.

1  Thank stephhaniie2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo was really nice and rather large fort he price of admission. We were there several hours! When it was time to eat, the lines take forever to get through. Some teens appeared to be just standing there doing nothing. it took us over...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much for the cost of admission, but I was surprised at how big and great this place is! We like zoos and we’ve spent a lot more for a lot less. The variety of animals and experiences was exceptional along with the...More

1  Thank kdub_lewis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting my sister in the who is in the navy and we had a blast at the zoo. AMAZING! 100% recommended. There was so much to see and so many different animals. Pay the extra to do the add ons like the butterfly exhibit! Its...More

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July 8, 2019|
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no, it is mostly flat. But if u need assistance, there are motorized scooters for rent.
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Tickets are available at entrance. No need for pre-purchase , but there are lots of coupons available if you look online. Wear comfortable shoes. It is a big zoo and there is a lot of walking but plenty of places to stop and... More
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Response from Evans B | Reviewed this property |
With proper Hydration and loose clothing maybe a sunhat you should be okay, of course sunblock always helps too (LoL).
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