Best Places To See in Escondido, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Escondido Places To See. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027

Since 1972

Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos and Aquariums, Behind-the-Scenes, Cart, Cheetah, Jungle Ropes, Caravan, Flightline, Roar and Snore, Dining Events, Elephant Cam, Condor Cam, Tiger Cam, Activities, Africa Tram, Animal Encounters, Balloon Safari, Conservation Carousel, Play Areas, Shows, Summer Camp, Conservation Corps & Guided Field Trips

More than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species - Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat

Price: 1-Day Pass: Adult Ages 12+ $52, Child Ages 3-11 $42, 2-Visit Pass: Adult Ages 12+ $83.25, Child Ages 3-11 $73.25

sdzsafaripark.org

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Overall a very fun zoo! Get to see the animals a lot closer than you would imagine. The Safari was amazing. They drive you out into the field where the animals are and you get to see them up close and personal. We got to even watch a cheetah run pretty fast to chase a stuffed animal on a lure. Pretty amazing if you're asked me! If you're in the area you can probably spend the whole day here and laugh along with the funny things the monkeys do or be amazed at what some of the other animals do!
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SAN DIEGO CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Since 2001

Children's Museum, Living Laboratory, Exhibits, Calendar Events, Programs and Events, Public Programs, Members Events, Special Events, Classes, Camps, School and Group Visits, Girl Scout Programs, Birthday Parties, Benefit Events, Shop, Science, Art, and World Cultures, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family Programs

Members, Children under the age of one, Active-Duty Military, Veterans and their Families: Free Admission - Over 100,000 visitors including children, families and school groups annually - It has 6,000 square foot facility

Price: Children & Adults: $8.00, Military Family Discount: $5.00 per person (with valid military ID), EBT Cardholders Discount: $1.00 per person (up to four per card), Group Rate (10 or more people): $7.00 per person

info@sdcdm.org
sdcdm.org

Mon - Sun : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fun, fun, fun! I took my girls (2 and 4) to this museum on a weekend trip to SD. It's a small museum from what we are used to but such an interactive museum. Every square inch of this museum is well utilized. We were there for 2 1/2 hours and wanted to still stay longer but it was closing. Everything at this museum is so cool! From storytime, pretend play sections, art studio, bubbles, greeting chickens, watering the garden and etc... it is so well thought out!
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ROYNON MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY

457 East Grand Ave, Suite 1-3, Escondido, CA 92025

Since 2000

Museum, Educate Students, Scouts, The General Public in Earth Sciences, Specimens, School Children, Scouts and Community Groups, Changing Climates, Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Mass Extinctions, Events, Meetings, Parties, Classroom, Summer Camps, Special Events, Workshops, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family

The museum is a plethora of knowledge brought about by way of the thousands of specimens that have been acquired throughout the years bringing into focus the overall picture of paleontology

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roynonmuseum.org

Mon - Fri : 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This place is great for people who have an interest in fossils/dinosaurs/earth science. I had planned to take my younger brothers here for a few weeks and we finally made it in yesterday afternoon! One of my brothers has wanted to be a paleontologist since birth (seriously) and he was extremely excited to finally check it out. We walked in and were greeted by two workers - both very friendly. We purchased tickets and went on in.
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