Events

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of trials and triumphs, innovation and vision, extraordinary people and of course, amazing animals!
Aug 2016
Nighttime Zoo

Our summer nighttime activities for 2016 will carry the theme from the community event through September 5. Nighttime Zoo will include special presentations and a fun procession to add centennial dazzle, plus a special centennial-themed show from zany Dr. Zoolittle and lively musical entertainment.

It’s the Zoo’s Birthday—Time to Party!

We're celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s centennial by throwing birthday parties at different locations throughout the Zoo this year—and you’re invited! Enjoy special animal enrichment, face painting, crafts, the Dr. Zoolittle show, costumed characters, an animal adoption booth, and more. Help us ring in our 100th birthday in style!

Date Time Location
August 13 Noon Asian Leopards
August 20 Noon Rhinos and Australian Outback
August 27 Noon Polar Bear Plunge
October 2 9 a.m. Centennial Plaza to celebrate the Zoo’s official birthday
Dec 2016
Recognition

The following institutions have offered their congratulations:

Cultural Volunteer Managers Council letter thumbnail Hubbs Seaworld Institute letter thumbnail Miami University letter thumbnail San Diego County Water Authority letter thumbnail San Diego Science Alliance letter thumbnail San Diego State University letter thumbnail Univertsity of California Davis letter thumbnail University of California San Diego letter thumbnail San Diego Environmental Services Department letter thumbnail American Alliance of Museums letter thumbnail County of San DIego proclamation thumbnail Friends of Balboa Park certificate thumbnail Guinness World Records certificate thumbnail San Diego County Board of Education resolution thumbnail City of San Diego Environmental Services Department letter thumbnail San Diego Unified School District proclamation thumbnail Silver Addy award certificate thumbnail U.S. House of Representatives letter thumbnail U.S. Senate Congressional Record thumbnail

Images of San Diego Zoo Centennial commemorative pins. ShopZoo: Your one-stop shop for Centennial commemoratives, gear, and more!