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All October

Kids Free

Calling all kids! October is Kids Free month at the San Diego Zoo, and children 11 years and younger receive free admission all month long (with an adult). Kids can connect with their wild side by meeting wildlife, while discovering the wonders of nature through play and exploration. Go wild!

For more information about Kids Free, see our Seasonal Event FAQs.

ENTERTAINMENT

Audience enjoying 4D Theater.

4D Theater*

  • 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (continuous showings)
  • 4D Theater (Northern Frontier)

*Additional ticket required. Cost during October is $6 per child (ages 3 and older), only available for purchase upon arrival, at any ticket window.

With the help of Baloo, Bagheera, and the rest of his animal pals, Mowgli the jungle boy tackles the threat of wildlife trafficking, as they all work together to protect tiger cubs from poaching in Mowgli’s 4D Jungle Adventure.

HalGLOWeen at the San Diego Zoo

HalGLOWeen

Our popular event is back and bigger than ever! Join us on weekends in October—all month long—to help us light up the night until 9 p.m.! Kids 11 and younger are free, and may come in costume. There is fun for the whole family, with musical entertainment, dance parties, special performances and more—plus Dr. Zoolittle, Zoo characters, and tempting food specials. October 1–3, 8–10, 15–17, 22–24, and 29–31. Find out more here.

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Coloring Contest

Color these adorable Asian rainforest animals. Then mail or bring your beautiful creation to the San Diego Zoo and you might win a prize!

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