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The following is a list of tips to help you plan your visit to the Zoo
Avoid parking hassles by arriving early. The parking lot near the Train Depot and the parking lot under the 281 overpass are both free.
We accept all major credit cards and cash.
Members, please be sure to bring your membership card or email receipt and photo ID.
Take advantage of the Members' Express Entrance.
Members can visit the Zoo as early as 7:30 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Avoid lines by coming early or late in the day.
Stop by the gift shop for all your sun protection needs. We carry hats, visors, and sunscreen.
The Zoo is a casual, family-oriented environment. We suggest you dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and check the local weather report before you leave for the Zoo. Ensuring that the Zoo is family friendly is an important part of the Zoo experience. In that spirit, we ask you to use discretion and common sense.
As of January 1, 2014, no outside food or drinks are allowed into the Zoo. Exceptions are: bottled water, small snack-sized items, and baby food and formula. Ice chests and coolers will no longer be allowed on Zoo grounds.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please stop by the office, or give us a call at (210) 734-7184.
General InfoPlan Your Visit
Group & School Rates
Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals
Zoo Mission & History
Charitable Donation Requests
Animals & ExhibitsAnimals
Cranes of the World
Hixon Bird House
The Nature Spot
EventsZoo Boo presented by Great Clips
Zoobilation Ball - Zoology 101
Zoo Run Relay
Kids' Zoo Run
Zoo Lights - Holiday Nights
Dia de Candy
Host A PartyPlan Your Event
EducationExperience the Zoo After Dark
Adults & Families
Just for Kids
Teachers & Schools
Behind the Scenes Adventures
Zoo School - A Nature Based Preschool