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San Antonio Zoo

Address: 
3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio , TX , 78212
Phone: (210) 734-7184
29° 27' 44.3808" N, 98° 28' 25.3056" W
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The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species. The zoo is open year round*. Visit our calendar for daily hours and events. *Operating hours are subject to change due to inclement weather or private events. Extended hours for special events.

2020 Notes: Reopening after COVID-19:

Starting June 1st, all Standard Admission tickets will need to be purchased online to reserve their date and entry time at www.sazoo.org.

The zoo will be implementing safety guidelines set forth by the Governor and City officials that will provide guests with a safe visit back to the zoo. Changes to the zoo experience include: limited capacity attendance, reservation-based timed ticketing, the closure of some indoor spaces, additional hand sanitizers stations throughout the zoo, social distancing reminders, and face masks will be strongly recommended for all guests, ages ten and older.

The carousel inside the zoo, Zoo Eagle Train, and Kiddie Park will remain closed until further direction from State and Local officials.

Starbucks will continue to operate in Brackenridge Park.

As a “thank you” to our Annual Pass holders who have been so supportive, the zoo will be extending Annual Passes purchased between March 2019 through March 2020 by three months.

Care is at the heart of the zoo’s mission, and they continue to provide the animals with daily dedicated, professional care. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, San Antonio Zoo relies on ticket sales, guest visits, and donations to operate. The zoo is asking the community to consider donating to its emergency fund to assist in the care of its animals and team members at www.sazoo.org/emergency-fund .


A Few Facts About the San Antonio Zoo

  • Established in 1914
  • The San Antonio Zoo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Open year round
  • Admission for children under 2 is FREE, Children 3-11 is $11.25, Adults $14.25
  • A family membersip starts at $99 and pays for itself in as little as two visits
  • The Zoo spans 56 acres. Thirty-five acres are public pathways and exhibits
  • The Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals representing 750 species
  • One of the first “cageless” zoos in the United States
  • Received numerous awards for captive propagation – and we participate in over 230 endangered species programs
  • Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with twenty-five plus years of continous accreditation status
  • Accredited by the Zoological Association of America
  • One of the largest bird collections in the country
  • Acclaimed breeding programs for endangered and threatened species
  • The first zoo in the country to breed the endangered whooping cranes
  • Visited by nearly 80,000 school children each year
  • First to reproduce the endangered white rhinoceros in North America
  • The first to hatch and rear Caribbean flamingos
  • Successfully bred 53 endangered snow leopards since 1970
  • First to build an amphibian conservation center
  • 1,000,000 guests annually and growing (60% local; 40% tourist)
  • Specialized education adventures offered for all ages
  • The only zoo in the country to have separate children’s zoo area, Kronkosky’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot, 
    designed for kids 5 and under
  • Only zoo in the country to have a senior veterinarian on staff that is double boarded in zoo medicine and
    in reptile and amphibian medicine 
Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 am
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Nature/Outdoors classes, as well as preschool. Started in 2004, Will Smith Zoo School is a fully licensed preschool. It is one of the only preschools in San Antonio that uses nature as the integrating thread tying together the school’s philosophy, methodologies, classroom design and outdoor space.

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Frontline Heroes Appreciation Month - San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
09/16/2021
09/17/2021
09/18/2021
Time: 
varies

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Locals Day at San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
09/18/2021
10/20/2021
11/04/2021
Time: 
see website

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Zoo Boo! - San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
09/18/2021
09/19/2021
09/20/2021
Time: 
see website

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Dragon Forest - San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
09/18/2021
09/19/2021
09/25/2021
Time: 
see website

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Zoo Salutes at San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
11/01/2021
11/02/2021
11/03/2021
Time: 
varies, see website

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Zoo Lights- A Starry Safari

Dates: 
11/19/2021
11/20/2021
11/21/2021
Time: 
see website

Organization:

San Antonio Zoo

Location:

3903 North Saint Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX, 78212
United States

Phone:

(210) 734-7184

Bring a Friend FREE Days at San Antonio Zoo

Dates: 
12/27/2021
Time: 
see website for hours

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