San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium

Established in 1914, by Colonel George W. Brackenridge, the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium, first began with only a handful of buffalo, elk, deer, monkeys, lions and bears, and over the years, has come to be known as the one of the most comprehensive and popular zoos in Texas.

Today, the zoo houses more than 3,500 animals, which include several rare and endangered species of amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals. Visitors to the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium can also browse through a number of interactive exhibits, which include Africa Live — an exciting eyelet into the unique natural habitat, animals and ecosystem of this continent, The Cranes of the World exhibit which features the rare whooping, blue, Manchurian and hooded species, while also the Reptile House, which is must visit for those curious about the ways and habits of these unusual animals.

The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium also dedicate themselves to several conservation and preservation activities across the globe, and also encourages visitors to chip in their efforts by way of adopting an animal, or even donating funds and their goodwill towards their efforts. Your little ones can learn more about animals and the importance of preservation with the Buggy Babies program, or Nature time, which implement the philosophy of learning as fun with their hands-on learning activities and informative games. The Zoo also conducts a number of events from time to time like the Annual Zoo Run and the Zoo Ball, details of which are regularly updated on their website.

Visitors are welcomed at the Zoo from 9 am to 6 pm, all through the week in the summer months, and 9 am to 5 pm in winter. Admission is priced reasonably, with special discounts for members, seniors and children.

For further information, you can refer to the website http://www.sazoo-aq.org or call the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium at (210) 734-7184.

 

Events at San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX.

H-E-B Animal Zoo Run at The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX.
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  • Annual Zoo Boo at The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX.
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  • Annual Zoobilation Ball at The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX.
         The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, Texas has an annual Zoobilation Ball.

 

 

  • H-E-B Animal Zoo Run at the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, Texas
    Help support the San Antonio Zoo at the H-E-B Animal Zoo Run at the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX.

 

  • Annual Zoo-Boo at the San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium in San Antonio, TX