The San Antonio Zoo is probably one of our favorite zoos out of the ones that we have visited with our children. The San Antonio Zoo has so many family friendly aspects and it kept our family busy the whole time we were there. It was very hot but the zoo had lots of shady areas to attempt to keep cool. Our only complaint is that when we went there was lots of zoo construction going on in a few areas. We couldn’t even find our way down to see the elephants which made Little S very sad! Luckily, we were able to spy them from a hill! My favorite part of this zoo is their attempt to get kids thinking and interacting with the exhibits. There are signs at many of the exhibits asking questions and prompting you to look at things.
The kid-friendly areas are great. There is a petting zoo where you can actually get in the pen with the animals. At the petting zoo is a sink/soap station to wash up.
The kids loved the Discovery House the best where they got to get up close and personal with Prairie Dogs and pretend bugs! Little S could have walked back and forth on these lily pads all day!
The San Antonio Zoo is located adjacent to (or in?) Brackinridge Park. We spent about 3 hours in the zoo and a little while in the park. We didn’t see everything at the zoo, but I think that 3 hours was plenty of time. We received tickets to the zoo as part of our S.A.V.E. San Antonio sweepstakes prize package but ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 a child, I think that it is worth it and we would pay that price to visit again..
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