Adopt a koalashopzoo Koalapalooza koala blogs
Aussie Walkabout Tweet-up at the Zoo, February 19. RSVP today
Recent Tweets
Follow @sandiegozoo.org of Twitter.


Community

Check in to the Zoo

Receive discounts and a free gift!

Learn more

Koala Photo Contest

Your chance to win an Inside Look Tour

Learn more

 

Activities
Bookmark and Share

Party on the Plaza

Where: Zoo entry plaza
Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Join in the "Party on the Plaza" as you enter the Zoo and our emcee Doc describes what the day holds in store. Say "G'day" to Sydney and Matilda, our koala costumed characters, and snap some family photos.

Keeper Presentations

Where: Throughout the Zoo
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet kangaroos, koalas, and kookaburras during keeper presentations, and other special animal enrichment demonstrations throughout the Zoo.

New Koala Joey Name Reveal

Where: Koala Exhibit
When: February 18, 10:30 a.m.
Participate in the Name the Joey contest by voting for names here, then watch in person at the koala exhibit on February 18 at 10:30 a.m. as the joey's mother chooses the name — there will be three fi nalist name choices posted on three trees, and the tree she chooses to perch in will decide the winning name!

Scavenger Hunt

Location: Start at Poppy's Patio (Discovery Outpost)
Take part in an Aussie-themed scavenger hunt and win cool prizes!

Aussie Outback Tour

Where: Outback
When: February 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2011, 10 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m.
Reservations Required: Book Online here, or call 619-718-3000. Same-day purchase on-site, subject to availability.
This very special two-hour tour takes you behind the scenes at the San Diego Zoo’s koala barn, where you’ll see how our celebrity marsupials spend their time and meet with our charming kookaburra up close.

Aussie Plant Tour

Where: Front Plaza Booth
Find out how our Horticulture Department feeds all our hungry koalas, and pick up a guide for an Aussie plant tour.

Dr. Zoolittle's Marsupial Madness Show

Where: Children's Zoo Clark Theater (Discovery Outpost)
Times: Noon, 1, 2, & 3 p.m.

Safari Bush Band

Where: Sydney's (Outback)
Times: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.

Didgeridoo Show

Where: Sydney's (Outback)
Times: 11 a.m., noon, 1, & 2 p.m.
An authentic Australian musical experience with the incredible Didgeridoo Man playing the indigenous Asutralian wind instrument..

Albert's Australian Themed Treats

Where: Albert's Restaurant

Celebrate Koalapolooza at Albert's Restaurant. Join us 11 a.m to 3 p.m. daily from February 18 through February 21 during Koalapalooza Discovery Days. Enjoy a break from the action with selections from our $6 menu that includes appetizers, specialty cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers. After cocktails, stay for lunch choosing from our adventurous menu. We will also be offering a prix fixe meal for $32.00.

Although not required reservations are recommended for lunch. Call 619-685-3200 to reserve your table.

Koalapalooza $6 Menu
Prix Fixe Menu

Sea Lions Rock

Where: Wegeforth Bowl (Discovery Outpost)
Times: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Charismatic California sea lions are showcased, as well as other exotic animals and worldwide wonders.