Located in Balboa Park and housing over 3,700 animals, is one of the only zoos in the world to successfully breed the giant Panda and offers V.I.P. tours which include:
- Pandas. Small, private two-hour adventure that include stops within the park beginning early each morning – prior to the park officially opening.
- Inside Look Tour. Two-hour entertaining and educational adventure offering special behind-the-scenes views. Choose between a surprise tour, or view inside the exhibits of Elephants, Monkeys, Koalas, or Penguins.
- Discovery Cart Tour. Sit in the comfort of an expedition cart and enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of the Zoo including areas not seen on the Guided Bus Tour.
- Crazy About Cats. Learn about these amazing animals and varied species of lions and tigers from a private keeper on this early morning special tour.
- Animals in Action. See rhinos up-close, feed flamingos, pet a giraffe, and much more. Trainers take you behind the scenes to feed, touch and learn about each species.
- The VIP Experience. The ultimate way to see the zoo. A team of professionals will customize your visit to suit your family and interests, enabling you to get up-close and personal with these beloved animals and access to off-exhibit areas ($695. 5 to 8-hour tours). 619-718-3000 (Seventy-two- hour notice required).