The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.
Shake off those winter blues and make some memories with animal encounters, the Easter Bunny, and more!
Dr. Zoolittle Springs into Springtime
1, 2, 4, and 5 p.m.
Africa Rocks Stage
Grab a seat and get ready to grin as our zany Dr. Z shares the wonders of spring and fun for all.
4-D Theater: Smallfoot
Continuous from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4-D Theater in Northern Frontier
An extraordinary adventure for all ages, Smallfoot 4-D Experience turns myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human!
Easter Bunny Photos
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Panda Pagoda in Asian Passage
Meet Peter or Paula Cottontail and capture the moment with a photo—say “carrot!”
San Diego Zoo Rock Radio 201.8
11 a.m. to 6 pm.
Enjoy the atmosphere spun by our lively DJ—tunes a poppin' and beats a boppin'!
Zoo Treasure Hunt
Looking for Zoo treasures? Pick up a Treasure Hunt guide from Guest Services and follow the clues! Take your completed page to the San Diego Zoo Kids Store when you're finished, and pick up a prize.
Get a special look at some of our animal ambassadors as trainers share fun facts about each one.
10:30 a.m.: Front Street Stage
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: Africa Rocks Stage
Meet the Experts
See Zoo map for locations
Find out more about some of our animals from the pros who know them best: our expert zookeepers and the always entertaining Dr. Zoolittle. This is a special kind of experience that lives long in hearts and minds.
10 a.m. Weekends only: April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21
Stop by and pick out some Zoo-grown treasures to take home. A horticulturist will be on hand to help you choose the best plant for your growing conditions and needs, and answer questions.
We've cooked up some special additions to our menus, just for your Yaycation. They're only available for a limited time—don't let your taste buds miss out on the Yacation yum!
Front Street Café: Baja Wrap
Safari Kitchen: Safari Spring Chicken Sandwich
Sandwich Company: Coffee Float; Agua Fresca
Lagoon Terrace: Elotes (corn)
Hua Mei Cafe: Asian Grilled Wrap
Panda Pagoda: Frozen Banana
The Bridge: Chubby Unicorn Funnel Cake; Dino Funnel Cake
Treetops Café: Spring Salad
Sabertooth Grill: Chili w/Cornbread; Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sydney's Grill: S'mores Sundae; Strawberry Sundae
The private, nonprofit National University, which sponsors Yaycation, has been a valued philanthropic partner of San Diego Zoo Global, providing support in recent years for various educational programming including the San Diego Zoo Global Teacher Workshops as well as the installation of the San Diego Zoo Kids channel at University Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.. To learn more about National University and their 100+ higher education degree programs, visit NU.edu