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San Antonio Zoo General Admission

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  • Admission to the San Antonio Zoo
  • See animals including giraffes, zebras, hippos, and armadillos
  • Learn about tigers, gibbons, and others at the daily talks
San Antonio Zoo General Admission
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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 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 2 weeks ago
One of the best things to do in SA

I had the day off from work and decided to checkout the San Antonio Zoo. My buddy's kids were still out of school and wanted to go with. They love the zoo so much, there were so many different kinds of animals there. The highlight...More

Thank cmassie22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cute zoo!

It was definitely a smaller zoo, which we were able to get through in about three hours taking our time. We did the beastly breakfast with the giraffes and it was incredible. Due to bad weather I think people were cancelling and uncertain about it,...More

4  Thank zooeyasher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
First Visit to San Antonio Zoo

My husband's family had their summer get-together in San Antonio. This year we decided to go the zoo. It was a very nice experience, although it was very hot. The kids enjoyed it and we would probably go back.

1  Thank Terri S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lots to see

We got the Fun Day ticket which included admission to the zoo, carousel, butterfly garden, and train. The zoo is nice and has lots of attractions. We didn't get to ride the train because it was hot and we were tired by the time we...More

Thank lsutiger9333
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Grand Kids Tour Zoo

With the rains gone and the bright sunny skies of SA back to normal, we decided to take the Grand Kids on a tour of the San Antonio Zoo and I must say this was a very pleasant trip there where a lot of upgrades...More

Thank Evans B
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Travis E
20 July 2018|
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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).
Yvonne C
8 July 2018|
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Response from Alejandro B | Reviewed this property |
You do but there is really no long wait times so unless you are getting a good deal online I wouldn't do it.
30 May 2018|
Response from dclaes46 |
Can we take water in with us?