San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California, United States | Zoo
Welcome to the San DiegoZoo in California, United States. The San DiegoZoo is the largest Zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Park, a subscription to the monthly magazine Zoonooz, and other benefits. Both Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.
The San DiegoZoo is a conservation, education, and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals, plants, and their habitats.
The Wild Animal Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park?s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.
Teachers can choose a guided tour for their school group as part of a field trip to the San DiegoZoo. Guided tours are offered year-round and include a bus tour, behind-the-scenes visits, and up-close animal encounters. A special free tour is available for second grade classes in San Diego County.
The San DiegoZoo has a world of opportunity waiting for you! Volunteers play a transformational role in providing an exciting and educational experience for the more than five million annual visitors to the San DiegoZoo and San DiegoZoo?s Wild Animal Park. Whether you like to share your passion for wildlife conservation with the public, help guests find their way, assist with special events, or help out in a more behind-the-scenes capacity, we are sure to find the perfect niche to utilize your talents and time to enhance our guest experience at either location. Peruse the options below and discover the perfect opportunity for you to get involved.