When does the zoo open?
Click here for daily hours and a calendar of events.
Where is the best place to park?
Planning a visit to the zoo? Check out the map below for available parking areas in and around Brackenridge Park and the new Zoo Parking Garage! The Zoo Parking Garage is located in between the zoo and Will Smith Zoo School. Parking at the garage is free during zoo business hours.
Am I allowed to bring food and drinks into the zoo?
Outside food or drink is not allowed into the zoo. Exceptions are: bottled water, baby food, and formula. Ice chests, coolers, and ice bags are not allowed on zoo grounds.
*School groups will still be allowed to bring in lunches for their classes.
Are Starbucks products allowed in the zoo?
Starbucks products are allowed in San Antonio Zoo.
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, due to state and federal regulations, your furry friends are not allowed into the zoo, however, service animals are welcome on zoo grounds under the care of their owner. San Antonio Zoo asks that all guests with service animals check in with our Guest Experience office (located at the main entrance to the right of the ticket booths) for a check-in process.
What are random bag checks?
For the safety of our guests, zoo crew, and animals, our Zoo Ranger team reserves the right to inspect packages, bags and containers at Entry Point.
Does the zoo rent strollers and wheelchairs?
You are welcome to bring your own strollers. In order to make your visit to San Antonio Zoo as enjoyable as possible, we also offer the following rentals:
- Single Stroller $13.00
- Double Stroller $16.00
- Wheelchair $10.00
- Electric Wheelchair $35.00
- Electric Wheelchair with canopy $45.00
*A valid drivers license is required for all rentals. Tax not included.
What experiences and animal encounters does the zoo offer during my visit?
Does the zoo have a lost and found?
Visit our Guest Experience Office, located at the zoo’s main entrance, if you have lost an item or child. Open daily to closing.
Charitable Donation Requests
San Antonio Zoo is pleased to give back to the community by considering all charitable donation requests from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Click here to submit your application.
Does the zoo close due to inclement weather?
San Antonio Zoo is open rain or shine unless the severity of the weather poses a threat to the safety of our guests and staff. If we do close for a weather event, we will post the news on our website and San Antonio Zoo’s social media accounts. We do not offer rain checks or refunds due to inclement weather.