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Skip the Line: San Diego Zoo Ticket

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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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    This was a wonderful experience, and a very large zoo. You need a full day to see it all. I would note that the cable car is currently under construction, and the pandas haven't been there since May, so those 2 highlights were not there for our visit.
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    The zoo was just such a great day of joy! Beautiful zoo with excellent transportation and viewing options. Many stops along the way for snacks, lunch and bathroom stops. I have not been to a zoo in years and am So glad I decided to go in San Diego. Truly a great day- don’t miss
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    The skip the line ticket was amazing and the zoo was too! That zoo is expensive for a reason. Next time I go to SD I’ll use it again!
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    Zoo was amazing, elephant odyssey is a must. Food was amazing and at a reasonable price. Tip, save time and purchase tickets on line.
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    I highly recommend this Zoo if you’re visiting the San Diego area. Well maintained and great layout. They have a great bus service within the park as well. A large variety of animals from around the world.
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    By: San Diego Zoo
    27,414 reviews
    Toronto, Canada
    The San Diego Zoo is a great place!
    Take the open bus around to get a guided tour and see lots of the animals. Then walk around and see them up
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    i became a member so i can visit anytime. it is so beautiful and clean and full of life.
    I love the overhead skyfari. i love walking around and unwinding. surrounded by so many beautiful plants, trees
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    San Diego Zoo
    This is an incredible place to visit!!! The animals are awesome, especially the big cats, giraffes and majestic
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    Animals are great!
    The animals looked and acted very healthy. The topography is wonderful so you can see lots of animals. My only
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    New York City, New York
    This was a wonderful experience, and a very large zoo. You need a full day to see it all. I would note that
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    Dallas, Texas
    Lives up to the hype
    I visited this zoo simply because I'd heard it was a top zoo in the United States, and I can say that it really
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    Excellent zoo, plan a whole day
    The San Diego zoo is excellent, and covers many acres. We just did the zoo and spent almost all day there. Adding
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    Neenah, Wisconsin
    A full day of entertainment
    Wonderful zoo. With beautiful landscaped pathways. We spent 6 hours at the zoo. Enjoyed the variety of animals.
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    Santa Clara, California
    Had a great time and very informative!
    This was our first visit to the San Diego Zoo and have to say we had a great time! We didn't see everything, we
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    Best Zoo
    For sure the best zoo in the nation! Easy to navigate with the complimentary app and maps. Staff was helpful and
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    Saint Louis, Missouri
    This is truly a word class zoo! I loved how close you could get to the animals and I saw so many animals I had
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    Linda B
    A must see in San Diego!
    The zoo was just such a great day of joy! Beautiful zoo with excellent transportation and viewing options. Many
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    Always a highlight
    Great job and effort to make habits and environments suited to the animals and not just cages. Food is a touch
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    Katelyn Y
    Amazing Zoo!!
    The skip the line ticket was amazing and the zoo was too! That zoo is expensive for a reason. Next time I go to SD
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    Debra K
    Winnipeg, Canada
    disappointed :-(
    I had heard so many good things about the San Diego Zoo but was very disappointed in the size of the enclosures,
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