Hippo baby and mother floating in pool.

Kids Programs

Hippo mother and baby

Kids Programs

KinderZoo

Trek through the Zoo with your favorite adult to visit some of our favorite animals before the Zoo opens for the day.

Summer Camp

Explore the wonderful world of animals through Summer Camp adventures at the Zoo.

Kids' Wild Night Out

It’s a wild night for kids at the Zoo! Meet exciting animal guests, explore the zoo after all the regular guests go home, and best of all—no grown-ups allowed!

Zoo Corps

Zoo Corps teens talk to Zoo guests about animal care, local San Diego habitats, wildlife conservation, saving species, and more!

Aussie Outback Birthday Bash

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Zoo! From entertainment to cake, we'll take care of the logistics—all you need to do is get ready to have a wild celebration!

Zoo InternQuest

Zoo InternQuest teens explore the world of specialized careers in wildlife conservation and report their discoveries online. 

Giant panda Bai Yun and cub.
Wildlife Conservancy

ADOPT A GIANT PANDA

A pair of giraffes against a Kenyan landscape.
CITIZEN SCIENCE

GIRAFFE SPOTTERS WANTED

HELP RESEARCHERS SAVE WILDLIFE
Snow leopard
ZOONOOZ

SNOW MOTION

MEET OUR SNOW LEOPARD PAIR
Red River hog piglet running
ZOONOOZ

YEAR OF THE PIG

WILD SWINE OFFER PLENTY TO SQUEAL ABOUT
Baboons
DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF

AFRICA ROCKS

Penguins
DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF

AFRICA ROCKS

Hotel with pool
Creature Comforts

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