Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Open every day of the year, including all holidays.

Current Hours (through October 1*):

9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Fall Hours (October 2–December 9):

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Winter Hours/Jungle Bells (December 10–24; December 26–January 2):

9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Winter Hours (December 25):

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Activities Included with your Ticket

Guided Bus Tour
9:30–4 p.m. Last tour departs at 4 p.m.

The Zoo of today, opened its doors at its present site on July 4, 1975 and it continues to grow as Orange County's premier recreational and educational attraction.

Skyfari® aerial tram
10 a.m.–5 p.m

Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo and enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park (children under 8 must be accompanied by adults).

Lost Forest Live - Throughout Lost Forest
10:30–11:30 a.m.

Uncover the secrets of animals from some of the world's most exotic forests. Learn from our keepers as they talk about our gorillas, orangutans, monkeys, tigers, hippos, and more! You never know what you might discover in the Lost Forest. Presentation locations vary each day,

Elephant Odyssey Experience - Throughout Elephant Odyssey
Noon–1 p.m.

Wander the vast landscape that was San Diego 12,000 years ago! Learn what it takes to care for the world's largest land mammal, meet exotic cats, rattlesnakes, camels, and some of California's original inhabitants. This trip-through-time experience is not to be missed! Presentation locations vary each day.

Balboa Park Miniature Train
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

All aboard! The Balboa Park Miniature Train is operated by the San Diego Zoo. The train pulls out of the station for 3-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park. The train station is just east of the Zoo's exit. Train tickets are $2 for ages 1 and up; under age 1 is free. For safety reasons, ages 5 and under must ride with a paying adult.




Shows at Orlando Zoo

Sea Lions Rock!

Enjoy may benefits that Orlando Zoo offers. You can be a part of us and do fun stuff such as feeding the animals, behind the scenes tours, guided safaris and much more!

Sea Lions

Dr. Zoolittle Children's Show

Join our physician of fun, Dr. Zoolittle, for magical, unbelievable, interactive fun. Nature has its tricks! Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. in Clark Theater (Discovery Outpost).

Dr Zoolittle