When compared to some other zoos we've visited, the admission was pretty steep at $44 for adults (found a 10% discount online), but it includes a single day admission, all day access to the Guided Bus Tour, and all day access to the Skyfari Aerial Tram. If you're ever in the Washington, DC area and you like zoos, you really should go to the National Zoo. Best of all, it's free to enter.
To get a nice overview of the park, we jumped aboard the bus for the Guided Bus Tour. The double decker buses take visitors on a 35-minute tour around 70% of the park. It was a good choice as we were able to plan our visit a little better after seeing some of the areas.
So as to not drag this blog out, I'll just show some pictures of the various animals we saw.
|Young polar bear|
Museum of Man located in Balboa Park. I wish we had more time to make a visit. The description on their website looks pretty interesting.
|One of a few rhinos|
|Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake|
The Reptile House, although a bit scary for many to visit, was quite informative. The zoo uses a "red dot" system above the description of the reptile to indicate which are poisonous to humans. This rattlesnake is a bit different from most in that it has no rattles.
Here's one for all of my friends (and family JEFF) back east.
|Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake|
Thanks again for stopping by to take a look!