San Antonio Zoo

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Facility:San Antonio Zoo
Description:The San Antonio Zoo is located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River -- just minutes from the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Artesian water flows through the Zoo grounds, an abandoned rock quarry where tall oak, pecan, and bald cypress trees provide cool summer shade. Limestone cliffs surround the naturalistic enclosures and make dramatic backdrops for many of the animal habitats. Along the riverbank, humid, tropical conditions prevail, while a short distance away, semi-arid hillsides dominate. San Antonio's temperate climate makes it possible to keep most animals in outside enclosures year round.
Address 1:3903 N. Saint Mary's Street
Address 2:
City:San Antonio
Zip Code:78212-3199
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open 365 Days A Year
Labor Day - Memorial Day 9 AM - 5 PM
Memorial Day - Labor Day 9 AM -6 PM

Admission:Adults $9.00
Military Discount $1 Off
Seniors (62+) $7.00
Kids (3-11) $7.00
Handicap (3-14) $4.50
Handicap (15+) $6.00
Parking FREE
Telephone:(210) 734-7184
Alisa Travis, Co-op Member
The San Antonio Zoo has been a favorite destination for us on field trip days. We have purchased a zoo membership which allows us to go as often as we like for one year, and is very affordable for our family of 7. I love this because on each visit we have a completely different experience. There is always something new to see and different animals are more active on different days and in different seasons. It is a very clean facility with helpful volunteers to talk to kids about the exhibits. They allow coolers in the park so we often pack a picnic lunch to eat in one of their beautifully landscaped sitting areas. The landscaping is educational as well, with many items labeled and always something in bloom. Once again, we learn so much by watching the seasons change at the zoo. They have just openend the second phase of their new Africa Live exhibit which is very nice.
Heather M., Co-op Member
My family loves the San Antonio Zoo! Bring a picnic lunch and stay the day. Bonus...there is a kiddie splash area for cooling off in the hot summer months!

The zoo offers a variety of classes for homeschoolers, which just adds to our overall love of the zoo.
Kathleen Dougherty, Co-op Member
Great exhibits in a beautiful setting. I am from San Antonio but live in Houston. I travel to San Antonio specifically to take kids to the zoo here. Highly recommended.
Robin Shields, Co-op Member
its ok, there are not alkt if animals most are fish and reptiles that was can see, and some birds too.
The tot spot was closed due to bird poop and the smell so the kids were disapointed.
The overall feel of the place is output by lack if personal help
C.H., Co-op Member
We recently bought a membership which makes the zoo very affordable, but their daily prices aren't bad either. This is a mid-sized zoo, with lots of birds and amphibians. There are a few interactive exhibits, like feeding lory birds, for a small extra fee. The staff seems friendly, and although we haven't tried a class yet, there seem to be a few good ones we would like to try. Throughout the day, there are animal feedings and keeper talks, to learn a little more about the animals. On the days we have gone, probably 75% of the animals were visible and awake, while the rest were hiding out of sight. All in all, the zoo is a great field trip day. You can see the whole zoo in one day, and when you are done, the surrounding park is a beautiful place to visit also.
B. Nash, Co-op Member
This is a great zoo, a bit expensive, though. It can easily be an all day visit. There are a lot of animals and the exhibits are well done. The food at the cafe was also very good. There were plenty of shaded areas throughout the zoo, which is helpful in Texas. Worth a visit if you can get discount tickets.
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