Encounter animals around San Diego County

Encounter animals around San Diego County
Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 12:52:45-04


You can be a part of the Nighttime Zoo from June 18th-September 4th.

one-day pass to the San Diego Zoo includes a guided bus tour, Kangaroo Express bus, Skyfari aerial tram, and all regularly scheduled shows.

Price for an adult (12 & older) is $52 and $42 for a child (3–11). 

Featured shows include Bugs and Grubs with Dr. Zoolittle, New Friends Rock!, Funky Monkeys, and Rio 4-D (with one-day pass plus).

For a full list of shows, schedules, and prices visit the Zoo's website.

2920 Zoo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101



Summer day camps run June 5 - July 21, ages 4-18.

The Living Coast Discovery Center helps to connect people with San Diego's ecosystem by exploring coastal animals, plants, and habitats.

During the summer are day camps for children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a nonprofit zoo and aquarium in the San Diego Bay open every day 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
General admission to the zoo and aquarium is $16 for adults (13+), $11 for children (3-12), and children (0-2) are free.
1000 Gunpowder Point Dr. 
Chula Vista, CA 91910 


Experience what it's like to care for and rescue exotic animals.

Lions Tigers & Bears ranch is 93 acres and is located just outside of Alpine, with a barn, farm animal encounter area, and nine habitats for their big cats and bears.

By appointment only, you can take a guided tour by becoming a "Member-for-a-Day," which costs $33/38 for an adult, kids cost $12.

Some of the animals on site include bears, bobcats, leopards, horses, llamas, and mountain lions. Schedule a visit on their website.

24402 Martin Way
Alpine, CA 91901

The Oasis Camel Dairy

An exotic dairy with camels in Ramona.

The Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona is open once a month for interaction and fun with farm animals, camels, and an animal show they claim rival zoos and theme parks.
Tours are lead on foot and camel rides are available for an additional price.
General admission ticket: $10 Seniors - $8 Active Military - $8 Children 4-13 - $7 Children Under 3 - Free. Duration 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (4 Hours)