Zoo Activities

Welcome to Absolutely Apes!

Where: Front Plaza

Get ready to go ape with "Doc" as he welcomes you to San Diego Zoo Discovery Days: Absolutely Apes.

Macaw Flyover

When: 9 a.m.
Where: Front Street near Zoo Entrance

Don't miss our most spectacular free-flight demonstration ever! Watch as a flock of
macaws zooms overhead in this noisy and colorful demonstration of avian aviation.

Animal Meet-and-Greets

When: 9 and 11 a.m. , 2 and 3 p.m.
Where: Front Street Stage

Meet some of our furry, feathered, and scaley friends!

Dr. Zoolittle’s Simian Celebration Show

When: Noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Where: Safari Base Camp

Our physician of fun, Dr. Zoolittle, has a special way of sharing cool facts about primates.

Happy Birthday, Janey!

When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Orangutan and Siamang Exhibit

Janey will get a special 50th birthday cake and other enrichment "presents" to celebrate wtih her exhibit-mates each day of the festival.

Gorilla Raisin Rain

When: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Where: Gorilla Exhibit

Gorillas go on a "treasure hunt" for raisins and figs tossed by keepers.

Hippo Hooray!

When: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hippo Trail

Watch Funani and her little boy play, and hear from their keepers.

Primate Popsicle Party

When: Noon and 2 p.m.
Where: Bonobo Exhibit

Chomp or lick? Find out how the bonobos enjoy frozen fruit treats.

Furry, Fruity Fun

When: 11 a.m and 1 p.m.
Where: Orangutan and Siamang Exhibit

Orangutans and siamangs go ape for fruit treats.

Scavenger Hunt

When: throughout the day
Where: Lost Forest

Join in a fun scavenger hunt at the Education booth and you could win
some cool stuff!

All About Feeding Apes

When: throughout the day
Where: Simian Station

Join the Zoo’ sHorticulture Department for demonstrations on what we grow for
our great apes to eat.

Help Save Gorillas in the Wild!

When: throughout the day
Where: Gorilla Exhibit

Learn how you can help save gorillas in the wild by recycling your old cell phones.

Facebook Community

Win an Absolutely Apes Inside Look Tour

Facebook exclusive! Enter to win two spots on a behind-the-scenes tour of our primate
facilities on Sunday, February 19.

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Birthday Wishes for Janey

Show Janey how much you love her by posting your birthday wishes on our facebook wall!

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