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In June 2021, the San Diego Zoo unveiled two brand new opportunities for guests to experience the wonders of wildlife. The Kenneth C. Griffin Komodo Kingdom and the William E. Cole Family Hummingbird Habitat replaced previous habitats with new exhibits where guests can interact with some of the most powerful and delicate species on earth. Komodo Kingdom offers visitors the chance to see giant lizards up close and learn more about the species, the challenges they face, and the work San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is doing to save their species and the delicate ecosystems they call home. The immersive, infinity-loop-shaped Hummingbird Habitat will offer endless flight opportunities to several species of hummingbirds, as well as other rare birds from their native regions in North and South America, featuring streams, cascading water, orchids and other plants reflecting the diversity and beauty of the birds’ native regions. This summer, the San Diego Zoo has extended its hours and will now be open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day through September 6. Visitors can stay after dark and celebrate summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences during Nighttime Zoo.

Electric Ocean returned to SeaWorld San Diego this June with classic daytime experiences, a variety of new entertainment, and recharged nighttime favorites. Electric Ocean transforms the park into a sea of vibrant colors and energy, allowing guests to travel into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and a brilliant evening energy that sparks after the sun goes down. Electric Ocean is included with park admission and takes place select days and nights from June 11 through September 6.

Experience classical music in a new light with Candlelight Concert Series, coming to some of San Diego’s most magical locations. After having enormous success around the world in cities like Paris, Barcelona, and New York, these sensational concerts invite everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere. The concerts will run throughout 2021 and will take place at San Diego’s Seaport Village, Chapel by Liberty Station Park, and J11, San Diego's Premier East Village event space.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is offering extended hours this summer. From July 1-August 31, the aquarium, which has traditionally closed at 5 p.m., will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with the last entry at 6 p.m. During extended hours, visitors can enjoy all exhibits and hands-on activities including the newest touch pool exhibit where guests can touch juvenile sharks and the new 600 cylindrical Moon Jelly experience in the Hall of Fishes. Advanced reservations for a specific time and date are required to visit Birch Aquarium. General admission tickets are $19.50 for adults, $15 for children. Reservations are available online only.

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