At the world-famous San Diego Zoo, you will see some of the world's rarest wildlife including giant pandas and Hua Mei, the only panda cub in the U.S., and koalas.
Visit the Ituri Forest, Gorilla Tropics, Polar Bear Plunge and the Wild Animal Park's California Nativescapes Botanical Garden. The Garden represents 10 of California's native plant communities and contains about 500 species of plants that were born and bred in the Golden State. It is arranged to represent distinct plant communities, created in the wild by differences in elevation, rainfall, and temperature.
Located 32 miles northeast of the Zoo near the city of Escondido in north San Diego County. It is also a completely different experience than a visit to the Zoo. The 1,800-acre wildllife preserve, which allows visitors to view herds of exotic animals as they might have been seen in ther native Asia and Africa, was established in 1969 under the directorship of Dr. Charles Schroeder. Today, the Park has over 3,500 animval representin 260 species, and is also an accredited botanical garden.
One day. One hundred stories. There's no place on earth like SeaWorld® San Diego. Where else can you challenge thrill-a-second rides one minute and count the teeth on a shark the next? Feed the dolphins, take in an incredible performance, and just try to stay dry when the world famous Shamu® comes a-splashing! SeaWorld San Diego – it just doesn't get any closer than this.
An educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving and sharing growing historical collections and extensive archives with members, visitors, and the community.
Connecting the past to the future so all generations will understand and appreciate the richness of San Diego's regional history.
As San Diego County's first and largest art institution, the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) provides access to original art works of the highest caliber and is thus the community's primary resource for enjoying and learning about art. Whether in conjunction with the Museum's collections or a major travelling exhibition, special guided tours, classes, lectures, concerts and other related programs allow museum visitors to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the art on display.
Explore the mystery, beauty, and excitement of San Diego's only anthropological museum. One of the nation's great collections of artifacts, folk art, and archaeological finds is located here. These treasures help to unfold stories of the past – of hunters creating the first spears and arrows, potters molding fragile ceramic vessels, weavers patterning vibrantly colored textiles, and artisans blending forms and symbols. You are invited to share the adventure and excitement in discovering the heritage of mankind.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego's mission is to serve as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving and presenting rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world. It encompasses one of the finest collections of historic ships in the world.
With the goal to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of Southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the premier collections-based environmental education and natural history research resource in the region. Providing programs that are timely, user-friendly, and relevant to the real-life needs of the diverse populations of the San Diego-Baja California region today and tomorrow.