Zoo Geocaches

Welcome to the San Antonio Zoo’s Geocache challenge! We have placed 2 caches throughout the Zoo which can be found close to the main paths.  For your safety, please do not cross animal barriers or try to enter “employee only” areas, as there have not been any caches placed in those locations.  If you have any questions stop by the Nature Spot and find a Playleader – they will be happy to help!

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  

How to Play:
1. Go online. Families log in, or create a geocaching account at; then go to "Play" tab and look for geocaches near you.
2. Get Coordinates. Each geocache will have its own page online with information about the location and terrain, clues to help you find it, and coordinates for download onto a GPS unit or Smartphone.
3. Hit the Trail! Follow GPS unit to the first geocache.
4. Found It! When families find each geocache they will:
    a. Sign the log book inside.
    b. Trade treasure. Geocachers love to trade items. The only rule is, if you take something out, you must replace it  with something of your own.
    c. Now find other geocaches near you!


Our two caches can be found at:                                                                                                       

N 29° 27.754' W 098° 28.264'                                                                  
N 29° 27.775’ W 098° 28.390’

Good luck!!!
*For more information on how to play, where to go, and geocaching tips click here!      


Want to discover nature near you? Click here to learn about natural places and outdoor activities in the San Antonio area! 


SA Zoo Geocache Travel Bug
The San Antonio Zoo currently has a Geocache Travel Bug that will be making its way around the world! Our goal is to have the Travel Bug reach the Wellington Zoo in Wellington, New Zealand. Check back to this page to see the Zoo Travel Bug's progress!