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San Antonio Zoo

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3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
+1 210-734-7184
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With more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, there's plenty of fun for the whole family. The San Antonio Zoo was first established with a donation from George W. Brackenridg in the 1800s. Two of the first cageless exhibits in the U.S. opened here in 1929 and the bird collection is one of the world's largest.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3903 N. Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-734-7184
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I brought our 15month old daughter while vacationing in San Antonio and we really enjoyed this zoo. It was larger than I expected after reading many reviews. It was my daughters first time to a zoo and she was mesmerized! They had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for the BMT Graduation, so we took our grand daughter to the zoo for the first time! She is 2 and she had so much fun seeing the animals up close. She also loved the birds and enjoyed petting the goats....More

Thank danbrenda2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst zoo I've ever been to! The large animal exhibits are very sparse and while the zoo may have tried to make it seem like the animals are in their natural setting they've failed miserably!! Swimming holes only had a small amount of water in...More

Thank BiffleYouRock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We greatly underestimated the size and time needed for this zoo. It is quite large and took us 4 hours to see everything. The exhibits are nice and they have many unique reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds that I haven't seen at other zoos. There...More

Thank Marge387
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific zoo. Pleasant, diverse, easy, fun. For young ones, there is the Children's Zoo as well. A nice place when in San Antonio to spend some time.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to zoos and enjoyed the one in San Antonio. The pricing is a little different though. There are things you can add on for an extra cost. If you want to do the carousel, the butterfly house, the train, etc. They do...More

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't planned on going to the zoo while in San Antonio, but we ended up having a few hours to kill. So we went to the zoo. It was a fun time and we could have spent more time there than we did. Overall,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy going to zoos all over the USA and the world. The San Antonio Zoo is a very nice zoo with an excellent collection of all types of animals. Well laid out and easy to get around. Love this zoo. It has to be...More

Thank JimK761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited years ago and it was different than I remembered - smaller. We got there right after they opened and we were somewhat disappointed that some animals were not out yet to see. There is a good variety of animals but not as many...More

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st, go to ttia.org for discount tickets, then go. This was one of the smallest zoos we have ever attended, the whole thing only took about an hour and a half. We looked at most everything 2 and 3 times. Go just to say you...More

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Sameta S
8 October 2017|
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Response from angel p | Reviewed this property |
No sign up necessary. Everything is available to everyone. Just make sure you get a map that has the times available for meet with the zoo keepers and animal feeding times. Try to get to the birds early because they can only... More
Elsa R
19 May 2017|
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Response from VegasTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, once you leave you will need to depart at the Exit Gate. Tell the attendant that you want to return back, they will stamp you. Then you may re-enter the same day without paying again.
Bonnie U
11 May 2017|
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Response from Sharron M | Reviewed this property |
There is a free parking lot right in front of the entrance. Very convenient and close.