Celebrate hippo Timothy’s birthday Thursday with $8 admission to San Antonio Zoo for locals

Discounted admission is open to all Bexar County residents

SAN ANTONIO – Want to celebrate a special birthday with a deep discount at San Antonio Zoo?

Thursday, April 14, is Locals Day when admission to the zoo drops to just $8 per person for Bexar County residents.

In addition to discounted admission, there will also be special events throughout the day in honor of Timothy the hippo’s 7th birthday.

Schedule of events:

  • 11:00 a.m. - Watermelon on-a-stick giveaway (while supplies last)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Appearance by Cowboy and Hype Squad
  • 1:00 p.m. - Visit from Animal Ambassador Team
  • 1:30 p.m. - Drop Feed for the hippos with a chat from the team that cares for them every day

San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio.

“This deep discount is the zoo’s way of showing gratitude towards residents of San Antonio; allowing for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education in securing a future for wildlife,” zoo officials said.

Upcoming locals day events are:

  • May 23, 2022
  • June 25
  • July 29
  • August 12
  • September 5
  • October 4
  • November 15
  • December 12

The San Antonio Zoo, located at 3903 N St. Mary’s Street, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Discounted admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo’s front gate and online with proof of Bexar County residency.

Standard admission to the zoo is regularly $21.73 for adults and $17.16 for children ages 3 to 11. Children ages 2 and younger are free.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.