Home to over 3,500 animals of 750 different species, the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is ranked as one of the top zoos in the nation.
Located at the top of the great San Antonio River, the zoo spreads over 35 acres of the land and has many different exhibits to explore while you are visiting. It has one of the largest bird collections in the world that features a simulated tropical rain forest and free-flying birds.
The Richard Friedrich Aquarium was dedicated in 1948, it was described as the "world's greatest."
Kronsky Tiny Tot Nature Spot is a mini zoo for children under 5. This is a great place to bring your child to let them get out of his or her stroller and burn off a little of that extra energy. This area allows your little one's to climb, dig, to get wet and dirty while they explore nature. The theme of the exhibit is to "Grow With Nature." The zoo plans different activities each day to ensure each zoo experience is different, fun, and exciting.
A few other current exhibits at the San Antonio Zoo
Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School
Attwaters Prairie Chicken
Richard Fredrick Aquarium
And of course, The Reptile House
and many more!
The zoo is open 365 days a year, rain or shine.
Ice Chest are welcome on the zoo grounds, so pack a picnic!
(For the safety of the animals, it is requested to refrain from bringing glass bottles, aluminum cans, or straws.)