Admission to the San Antonio Zoo is $8 this weekend for Festival de Animales

Fiesta event celebrates animals, conservation efforts, culture

Festival de Animales at the San Antonio Zoo. (Robert Stofa 2015 via San Antonio Zoo)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is offering discounted admission for Bexar County residents this weekend for Festival de Animales.

On Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, all Bexar County residents can get into the zoo for $8 each.

You can purchase your Locals Day zoo tickets online, as long as you have proof of Bexar County residency like an ID or utility bill.

Standard admission will grant you access to the zoo’s Festival de Animales.

The Fiesta event celebrates animals, conservation efforts, culture, and food native to South and Central America. People can also sip specialty cocktails and enjoy musical performances.

Here’s the festival schedule of events for both days:

  • 10-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.: Folklórico Dancers | Zoo Entrance/Roaming
  • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Mariachi | Roaming
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: DJ Mayhem | Great Lawn
  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. & 3–5 p.m.: Hype Squad Dance Parties | Great Lawn & Zootenial Plaza
  • Noon-6 p.m.: DJ Fuzion | Zootenial Plaza

Access to the festivities is free for members.

“Get ready to celebrate Fiesta in a wild way at San Antonio Zoo’s official Fiesta event happening April 27-28,” a media advisory states. “Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of animals, culture, and conservation during Festival de Animales.”

If you’re not able to make it to the zoo this weekend, there are more Locals Days planned later this year.

Upcoming Locals Days events are:

  • May 1
  • June 17 and 21
  • July 16 and 29
  • August 10 and 12
  • September 22 and 24
  • October 20
  • November 29
  • December 14

To learn more about the zoo or its exhibits, follow this link.

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