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San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio

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San Antonio Zoo features 750 species of mammals, reptiles, birds(among the United States' largest collections), and amphibians. See the plains of Africa and lush jungles of Amazonia in this natural setting for over 9,000 animals. Observe different animal species as they share a common watering place, and watch a hippopotamus and a Nile crocodile up close through underwater viewing windows. You can hop on a train for a tour around the zoo, visit a butterfly garden, play with parrots, and ride a carousel. There's a lot of walking to do, so wear comfortable shoes and carry water with you. Put San Antonio Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Antonio family vacation planner.
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  • Maybe it was the heat or the fact that we've been to some great World Class Zoos, but we were not impressed at all. We even found the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco a much better Zoo than this one. It was h...  more »
  • We visited the zoo on our family vacation to San Antonio and I was impressed with the Zoo. Great layout and the butterfly garden was neat and we loved feeding the giraffes. The kids, of course, loved ...  more »
  • This is an excellent zoo for the size city. There was lots of animals as well as just a beautiful zoo to walk in.  more »
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  • We are members and it is very affordable. The exhibits are awesome and interactive. We go at least once a week. The staff are amazing and knowledgeable. I will say it gets crazy on weekends but my son and I love our day trips to the zoo with train rides. The train is fantastic.
  • My parents are members here so we all go and bring the kids with us too. We love it! The sort of new additions of the water play area and kids zones are excellent for younger ages to have more interactive play. We bring snacks and swimsuits to make it a day trip, and investing in the zoo cup, and popcorn buckets are well worth it if you go more than once!
  • I've visited annually for over 30 years. The San Antonio Zoo has done a wonderful job of trying to increase shade, and increase visitor participation, experience, & education. This visit (June '17) saw many changes since the last (September '16), particularly with the addition of large animatronic bugs. There are fun, hands-on breaks for the little ones, plus a large play area. We encountered 1 mother's room. Some infant changing tables had disposable covers, some did not.
  • I went during Halloween weekend and had a great time. There was trick-or-treating and other fun fall festive decorations and activities. They also do lights in December. For an additional cost they offer giraffe feeding, carousel rides and a butterfly house. The staff is very passionate and knowledgeable if you have any questions about the animals. The animals seem to have enough space to stay happy.
  • Muy favorite zoo I think. I really like all the fish in the various exhibits. The hippo exhibit is so fun to watch. The zoo employees are super friendly and they do a tremendous job keeping it clean. The bird exhibit where you can feed them sugar water is a great time for photos with your group. Great job. Free parking too!