Major upgrades coming to the San Antonio Zoo

A new zoo entrance with a roaring side of San Antonio flair. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo
A new zoo entrance with a roaring side of San Antonio flair. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo announced some turtley awesome news that will transform the park into a colorful, immersive + interactive experience. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect: 

🦒 Upgrades to the zoo’s entrance

  • The zoo will expand the entry of the park and will work with local artists to create an area that matches the vibrant culture of San Antonio. 
  • There will also be a designated entrance for school groups + field trip visitors
  • The zoo also plans to create more accessibility areas for guests with disabilities

🦓 Other improvements you’ll see

  • Visitors who are coming from Brackenridge park will also experience improved pedestrian safety + traffic safety
  • New electronic ticketing kiosks will be added to the zoo parking garage and train depot area near the Starbucks.
  • Closed in 2018, the historic monkey house will now be converted into a plaza that will house a café, stroller rental, sundry counter, and fully accessible restrooms with an adult changing table.
An aerial rendering of the future zoo transformation. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo
An aerial rendering of the future zoo transformation. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo

🦣 Projects you can enjoy now

  • The newly renovated Zoo Train is a 2-mile ride through Brackenridge Park with stops near the Witte Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, and Sunken Garden
  • Take a walk on the wild side to experience the new NEOTROPICA Pantera Walk exhibit. This attraction allows you to see the zoo’s jaguars roam in between two habitats on an elevated trail.
  • In 2019, Kiddie Park was relocated adjacent to the San Antonio Zoo. It is the oldest children’s amusement park in the country.
A view of papel picado as it hangs across the new entrance way. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo
Colorful papel picado dangles across the future entrance way of the zoo. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo
A front view rendering of the new zoo transformations. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo
A front view rendering showcasing the future zoo transformations. | Photo by San Antonio Zoo

We’re so excited to see these upgrades come to life, in the meantime, you can catch us strolling through the grounds this holiday season for its annual Zoo Lights event. Make sure to tag us on Instagram and share your zoo adventures with us.