Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Dining Events


  • Breakfast at Penguins
    Location: Africa Rocks
    Dates: Saturday, December 22, 2018, Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Time: 8 to 9 a.m.

    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 the Dan & Vi McKinney Penguin Habitat at Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. Please allow extra time to walk from the Zoo's entrance to Africa Rocks.

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

    For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online.

    Menu shown is for December event only.

    View Menu (PDF)

  • Albert's Mildly Wild New Year's Eve Dinner
    Location: Albert's Restaurant
    Dates: Monday, December 31, 2018
    Time: Seating from 5 to 8:15 p.m.

    Join us to celebrate another fantastic year at the San Diego Zoo, and enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef Carissa Giacalone and Albert's Chef Grant Toraason.

    Cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Admission required for nonmembers. Wine pairing is available for an additional $15.

    For reservations, call 619-685-3200 between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.

    View Menu (PDF)