Discovery Playground near the Children's Zoo
Attractions

Play Areas

ELEPHANT PLAY YARD

Across from the condors at Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey is an open-air and hands-on play and exploration area for kids, and kids at heart. Kids can work off some energy with a maze of elephant satellite tracking collars, a play fossil dig, and puzzles to solve.

Located at Elephant Odyssey

 

KOALA KLIMBER

Ever wanted to hang out in the trees with koalas? Well, here’s your opportunity—with our koala replicas, that is. Choose a seat and settle in koala style, and have your photo taken to share with family and friends!

Located at Australian Outback

 

POLAR PLAY AREA

Get the scoop on polar bears from supersized illustrated storybooks, compare your height to our life-size polar bear statues, and then crawl into a polar bear den and pop your head up through ice holes.

Located in Northern Frontier

 

koala with joey

Australian Wildlife Relief

Plush-crested Jay in the Zoo's Parker Aviary
ZOONOOZ

The Brainy Bunch

Meet Some Smart Birds
Mother polar bear with cub.
ZOONOOZ

Tracking Polar Bears...and More!

Keeping Tabs in the Wild
Masai giraffe
GO BEHIND THE SCENES

INSIDE LOOK TOURS

Young brother and sister, mother and father wearing matching San Diego Zoo t-shirts.
SHOPZOO

ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

Hotel with pool
Creature Comforts

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