Yaycation presented by National University

Take a Yaycation at the San Diego Zoo to celebrate spring!

From March 25 through April 23, 2017, the Zoo will be in full bloom with festivities for the whole family. Join us for fun under the sun with special animal experiences, activities, live music, and more. Dr. Zoolittle will be leading entertaining excursions through parts of the Zoo—so shake off the winter blues and plan your Yaycation with us!


Zoo Characters Meet and Greet
Front Street Stage

Daily at 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m.

25 minutes

Join Dr. Harry Lion and friends for some singing, dancing, hugs, and fun photo ops.

Easter Bunny’s Basket (April 1–16)
Skyfari East on Front St.

Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s in the Easter Bunny’s basket? YOU! Meet Peter or Paula Cottontail and capture the moment with a photo—say “carrot”!

Weekend Activities

Dr. Zoolittle’s Research Camp
Wegeforth Bowl

Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Be part of the team—and the fun—as our beloved and zany Dr. Zoolittle entertains everyone with his special look into the wonders of wildlife.

California Rhythms
Front Street Stage

Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

In San Diego, the beach is in the air everywhere—even the Zoo! Bask in the soothing sounds of our surf guitarist as a rhythmic hoop performer brings the motion of the ocean to our Front Street Stage.

Hullabaloo Band
Centennial Plaza

March 25–26 and April 22–23 at Noon

Come sing, stomp, smile, and clap along at a special concert by this popular, award-winning performer.

Dr. Zoolittle's Yaycation Excursions
Various Locations

Saturdays and Sundays at Noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1, and 1:15 p.m.

Join the delightful Dr. Zoolittle for an interactive and smile-filled stroll. Meet at the locations and times below, and head out on a walking adventure filled with fun, facts, and special moments.

March 25–26 and April 22–23

Activities include: Hullabaloo concert, games, animal experiences, Zoo Corps, face painting, Plant Sale, Adopt-an-Animal, and more.

OUTBACK (Sydney’s Grill)
April 1–2 and 8–9

Activities include: Cake walks, Waitabit Garden, games, animal experiences, Zoo Corps, face painting, Adopt-an-animal, and more.

April 15–16

Activities include: Cake walks, Meet-a-Horticulturist, games, animal experience, Zoo Corps, face painting, Adopt-an-Animal, and more.


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