- General Info
- Animals & Exhibits
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. For more parking options, click here.
Don't worry about parking hassles, get dropped off right at the front gate! Utilize the Viva Culture bus route to visit the zoo in style click here for more info.
We accept all major credit cards and cash.
Members, please be sure to bring your membership card or email receipt and photo ID and take advantage of the Members' Express Entrance.
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.
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 InfoZoo Hours
AttractionsBehind the Scenes
Animals & ExhibitsAfrica Live!
Cranes of the World
Giraffes at the Savanna
Hixon Bird House
The Nature Spot
EventsHost an Event
Bowling for Rhinos
Zoo Run Relay
Festival de Animales
EducationExperience the Zoo After Dark
Teachers & Schools
Holiday Camps at the Zoo!