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San Diego Zoo's Nighttime Zoo. Koalafornia Dreamin. June 21 to September 2.
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Opening Ceremony

Location: Front Street Plaza
Times: 8:55 a.m.
Experience our amazing free flight macaws as we count down to the zoo opening.

Animal Encounters

Location: Joan Embery Front Street Stage
Times: 10:30 & 11 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2 p.m.
Come meet some of our furry, feathered, and scaled animal ambassadors!

Conrad Prebys Australian Outback

Discover wonders from the Land Down Under at the San Diego Zoo’s newest exhibit. Wind your way through a eucalyptus grove to encounter wombats, wallabies, kookaburras, koalas, and more! Australian Outback provides outdoor perches for each of the Zoo's 21 koalas - including three joeys, which range in age from 8 to 10 months old.

Koalafornia Boardwalk

Location: Australian Outback
Where Australian beaches meet the west coast! Grab a snack, relax and enjoy what the boardwalk has to offer!

Costumed Characters

Location: Front Street Plaza
Times: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30 p.m.
Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Times: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.
Pose for photos with your favorite costume characters.

Boomer - the Kangaroo Stiltwalker

Location: Hua Mei Cafe
Times: 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30 p.m.
Stop on by to take your photo with this spectacular stiltwalker.

Backstage Pass

Location: Urban Jungle
Tickets: Book Online
Enjoy access to some amazing encounters with our animal ambassadors and their trainers. You’ll be invited to touch, help train, and experience many up-close opportunities with some unbelievable critters. We’ll let you in on some insider’s stories about our staff and animal residents, as well as some of the wonderful conservation efforts the San Diego Zoo is involved in.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ the 4-D Experience

Location: Across from Skyfari West
Tickets: $6 general admission ($5 for members)
Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions! Join Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego, and Scrat as they discover a strange underground world where dinosaurs still roam. The Pleistocene meets the Jurassic as you immerse yourself in a cinematic adventure that combines high-definition 3-D with thrilling sensory effects such as wind, mist, snow…and more!

Happy Happens At Albert's Restaurant

Location: Lost Forest
Times: 3 to 5 p.m., daily
Reservations: 619-685-3200
Enjoy specialty cocktails, glasses of featured wines or beers, and appetizers from our $6 and $7 menu during Nighttime Zoo. Stay for dinner and make it a special occasion! Seating is available until 8:30 every night, allowing you to dine and unwind at your leisure before departing the Zoo.