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

 

Snow owl spirit looking down at young boy holding a lantern.
DEC 13–JAN 5

JUNGLE BELLS

Presented by California Coast Credit Union
Baby aye-aye
ZOONOOZ

AN AYE-AYE ADDITION

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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