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San Antonio Zoo

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San Antonio Zoo General Admission
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3903 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199
Uptown Broadway
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+1 210-734-7184
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 March 2004

I've been to this Zoo in both the winter months and the summer months. I found no animal to be in distress or in cramped quarters. Of course, during the hot months they do just about the same thing every other Texan does during the...More

11  Thank Connector15048
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

The elephant seemed very sad.. He was just looking at the wall. The elephant home was so small and not resembling their natural wild habitat at all. He doesnt have a companion.. Animals deserve company a friend and being around loved ones too.. They need...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The San Antonio zoo is delightful, and had several animals which I had never seen at a zoo before. The grounds are clean and the animals are in very good condition. Because of the climate I would avoid the zoo in the summer; most of...More

Thank Maroospatroos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In reading other reviews, I was not sure what to expect. Some complained it was too small or too expensive. I felt general admission price was reasonable and the zoo size was great. My 3 year old loved it and we spent most of the...More

Thank jellogirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to take the family, most of the animals were out and many different areas to rest and many signs for information.

Thank torino7788
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this zoo. They also have birds like an aviary and some aquarium displays inside. Nice collection of animals and a fun place to visit. The train is outside in Brekenridge Park and was really awesome. A good 20 minute ride with : stops....More

Thank AnnaLaura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Antonio zoo ranks right up there with the San Diego Zoo in its variety of animals, space for the animals, creative and imaginative exhibits, interactive areas, play areas, accessibilityand beauty. Bring a picnic and spend the day then buy a membership....you WILL return...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say I love zoos. Small zoo, big zoos, any kind of zoos. I’ve been to zoos all over the country. I can honestly say that this zoo is one of the very best! The layout of the enclosures, the animals, the personell...all...More

Thank 202lanav
Reviewed 1 week ago

From downtown you can take the number 11 bus for 2.75 which is a day pass. The zoo was very good, plenty to see and a great place to just walk around.

Thank firebear1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only thing I can say about the Zoo is I don’t go at the right time, and I love BIG zoo’s. San Antonio’s is probably the right size for a morning walk. It’s never real crowded. I’ll always have respect for a clean Zoo.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horrible parking situation. Animal exhibit areas very small, old fashion and wet from recent rains. Staff friendly and polite. Zoo Boo a great ideas for the kids. Cost of admission should subsidize improvements.

Thank zepper50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 7 had a good day @ the ZOO. We most enjoyed feeding the Lorakeets. We had a good visit with the gal that was the Lorakeets handler & the $2 cup on "nectar" was well worth it to attract the 'keets to...More

Thank 98mathewg
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Cecilia R
16 May 2018|
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Response from mwhaley79 | Reviewed this property |
I have taken snacks for my kids before and have not had any problems. The food there is very pricey.
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Kathy D
10 May 2018|
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Response from disneydad58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are snack stands throughout the zoo and a sit-down restaurant.
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Tommy K
27 April 2018|
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I am not sure. I assume they would list this on their website or I would recommend calling.
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