The San Diego Zoo Centennial Celebration is in Full Swing!
From its humble beginnings when Dr. Harry Wegeforth was inspired to bring a zoo to San Diego, to what is now a top attraction for family fun in Southern California, the San Diego Zoo has led the pack in conservation and education. Read more about Dr. Wegeforth and his vision here!
Thankfully, our kids get to grow up in a world where conservation comes as naturally to them as using an iPad. One of the best ways for kids to learn how to take care of the earth is to spend time with the animals that roam it!
2016 marks the San Diego Zoo centennial and the Zoo is going whole hog! There are new events scheduled throughout the summer in honor of the San Diego Zoo centennial—come on in!
Family Fun at the San Diego Zoo!
Fun fact: Our family was first bitten by the travel bug at the San Diego Zoo! We traveled from Central California to San Diego for our first family vacation, to celebrate Jefferson’s second birthday. There is nothing like watching your little one’s face light up when he sees his favorite animals in real life!
Since that first magical visit, our family has collected many happy memories at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and we can’t wait to see what’s new at the Zoo as the San Diego Zoo celebrates 100 years this summer!
Know Before You Go: 100 Animal Tales to Celebrate 100 Years!
The San Diego Zoo is a leader in education and the San Diego Zoo Centennial website includes fun activities for kids that will teach them all about the animals they’ll encounter when they visit the zoo!
My kids had a blast working their way through the 100 Animals learning game! Under the 100 Animals tab you’ll find photos of 100 of the adorable, amazing, and surprising animals that have found a home at the San Diego Zoo during its 100 year history, along with kid-friendly tales of how each animal came to live at the zoo!
Roaring Forward Into the Next 100 Years!
Conservation is the cornerstone of the San Diego Zoo’s plan for the future! Come alongside the San Diego Zoo as it ups its conservation efforts through the next 100 years!
The San Diego Zoo is carrying the roar forward into our next 100 years, with big plans and the audacious vision of fighting to end extinction. So—what’s next?
Plan Your Visit During the San Diego Zoo Centennial Celebration!
This summer, join the San Diego Zoo as it celebrates 100 years!
Celebrate 100 Years at the San Diego Zoo with live music, special animal tours, and Centennial Celebration shows and performances every night this summer!
- June 19-September 5
- Don’t let the name fool you: the Nighttime Zoo fun starts at 3:30 pm! This is great news for families with little ones who can’t always make it until closing time.
- No special ticket required! Nighttime Zoo events are included with your Zoo admission!
- San Diego Zoo hours are 9am-9pm through August 20, and 9am-8pm through September 5.
- Do you live in So Cal? You can save money on Zoo visits with a Membership if you live within ZIP codes 91900-92899!
- AAA members save 10% on admission to the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park at the ticket booth!
- Check out the amazing Zoo Experiences! Early Morning with the Pandas would be unforgettable!
There has never been a better time to visit the San Diego Zoo! Celebrate the Zoo’s rich history and commitment to conservation this summer at the San Diego Zoo Centennial Celebration!
I can’t wait to see those pandas again! What’s your favorite animal at the San Diego Zoo?