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San Diego Zoo Play Days

April 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Come to the San Diego Zoo’s Play Days, and hear about our world-famous animals and plants from the people who take care of them! March 28th-April 15th, 2015.


  • Easter Bunny’s Basket
    Location: Skyfari East on Front St.
    Time(s): March 21 – April 5, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    What’s in the Easter Bunny’s basket? You! Meet Peter or Paula Cottontail and capture the moment with a photo – say “carrot”!
  • Costume Characters
    Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
    Time(s): Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM
    Join Harry Lion, Churchill the Polar Bear, Monty Meerkat and our other big, beloved costume characters for hugs and pictures!


  • The Sand Band
  • Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
  • Time(s): 12:30 and 2:30 PM
  • Spot the beat and clap along; the Sand Band will get your toes tapping.
  • Dr. Zoolittle Presents
  • Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
  • Time(s): 11:30 AM; 1:30 and 3:30 PM
  • The San Diego Zoo’s own zany Dr. Zoolittle hasn’t changed his spots. He’s still as fun and funny as ever and he’s got a new show that will have you seeing spots before your eyes – and laughing all the while!

Animal Experiences

  • Spot the Animal
    Location: Various Locations
    Time(s): 11:00 AM, 1:45 PM
    Special feeding times give guests a chance to spot animals in action – always a fun and fascinating thing to watch! Stop by and see what’s happening.
    11:00 AM: Bonobos
    1:45 PM Francois langurs


  • The Researcher’s Spot
    Location: Price Education Center
    Time: 3:30 PM
    From jaguars to giraffes and beyond, San Diego Zoo Global is working to help endangered wildlife and their habitats. Each day during Play Days, one of our esteemed wildlife researchers will give guests an inside look at the work they do learning about and helping animals.


  • In the Spotlight
    Location: Various Locations
    Time(s): 10:30, and 11:30 AM, Noon, 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30 PM
    Keepers and other staff will chat with visitors at exhibits about the animals they care for and share fun and fascinating stories.
    10:30 AM: Giant horned lizards
    11:30 AM: Maned wolves
    Noon: Elephants
    12:30 PM Tasmanian devils
    1:00 PM: Insect House
    1:30 PM: Polar bears
    1:30 PM: Pangolins


  • Spotted Animals
    Location: Various Locations
    Time(s): 9:00, and 10:15 AM, 12:30, 1:00, and 2:30 PM
    Keepers connect the dots about spots and point out how they help the wearer. In addition, they’ll share fun and fascinating stories about the animals and explain how they care for them.
    9:00 to 10:00 AM: Cheetah
    10:15 AM: Servals
    12:30 PM: Spot-necked otter and spot-nosed guenon
    1:00 PM: Spotted hyena
    2:30 PM: Jaguars


April 1, 2015
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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