Jungle Bells

Where: San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego

Cost: not available

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Monday, January 1, 2018

The Zoo’s seasonal Jungle Bells celebration is a pretty chill time, as it plays up animals from colder climates while staying open until 8 p.m. The Northern Frontier’s Holiday Forest (open between 3 and 8 p.m.) features a trail through specially lit trees to the winter-loving animals. During the evening hours there are special presentations where zookeepers show off animals such as cheetahs or raccoons and explain their unique features. Non-animal attractions include acrobats, musicians, a 4-D ride that duplicates the Polar Express, and a zoo-themed version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” recited by a guy named Dr. Zoolittle (who may or may not be a real doctor).

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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