Sunrise Surprise Stroll

What will you see this month? Walk the grounds with experienced Zoo educators as they share the latest updates on our animal collection and the “inside secrets” of what’s going on, all before the Zoo opens for the day. In honor of our Centennial Celebration, this year's strolls highlight the Zoo's remarkable history—from pioneering cageless exhibits and promoting animal welfare to caring for Ken Allen, our famous escape-artist orangutan, and more! We'll also learn about how the San Diego Zoo is making history today, using innovative animal care techniques and saving species worldwide. Each month is different, and you won’t know what you’ll see and learn until you get here! This is a 90-minute walking tour to areas in natural hills and valleys, and includes breakfast muffins and coffee.

Reservations are required prior to the stroll. Printed tickets must be presented at check-in. Limited space is available.

2017 Schedule, 
Saturdays and Sundays
April 29
May 6, 7, and 27
June 3, 4, and 24

Enjoy the Zoo before it opens for the day!

Advance Tickets

Ages 12 & older
*Admission not included.

At a Glance

Select Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
90 minutes
Age Interest: 


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