Breakfast at Penguins

Visit the Zoo before it opens to enjoy a buffet breakfast while you watch our African penguins waddle, swim, and play! You'll enjoy an exclusive view of our new Penguin Beach, along with a special keeper talk, and an animal presentation with an African animal. 

Guests will meet at the Zoo front gate at 7:45 a.m., then walk to Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks' Cape Fynbos.  Please allow extra time to walk from the Zoo's entrance to Africa Rocks.

Cost is $49, plus tax. Nonmembers add Zoo admission.

Keeper for a Day

What does it take to be a zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo? In this personalized experience, you will learn firsthand from our world-class keepers! To request and confirm availability, call 619-718-3000.


Enjoy animal-themed fun with your youngster! Each month, you’ll go on a different animal adventure. All sessions include a snack and an animal interaction.

The Better to Run With
No one can teach running better than a cheetah! Come and meet the fastest land mammal on earth.
May 26, 2018

The Better to Climb With
Koalas will lead the way, as we learn about amazing animal climbers!
June 1, 2, and 8, 2018


Come join the Zoo’s early childhood education specialists, who connect animal facts and green practices, making each program unique and fun for both young children and their adult companions. Please note: No siblings allowed.

Colors and Critters
See how animals can help us learn our colors. Together, we'll find out if red kangaroos are really red!
Saturdays, May 19 and 26, 2018


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