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Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Opening March 11th 2022

Welcome to four acres of wildlife adventure, all with one amazing goal: to encourage young Wildlife Explorers to learn about nature, actively play, encounter new species, and develop an empathy for wildlife. At Basecamp you can interact, climb, scramble, and jump in innovative nature play areas. Visit habitats from around the world from the desert dunes and old forest to the marsh meadows and lush rainforest. Learn by doing. And through a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences with animals, you’ll connect like never before to the natural world, and understand the importance of conserving wildlife. A world of explorative play and adventure awaits Wildlife Explorers of every age and size.

Feel what it’s like to be wild at Wildlife Explorers Basecamp.

Only at the San Diego Zoo.

San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

619-231-1515

Date & Time

Mar 11, 2022 - ongoing

Price

Free with admission

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2022

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for another incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze),” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Who-ville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

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Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe

Dec 17, 2022

Home to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits, Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe Saturday, December 17, 2022 performing songs from their newest album Waiting On A Miracle. Tim Flannery is widely popular for his colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling. The beloved former San Diego Padres, MLB broadcaster network show announcer and analyst turned musician and passionate philanthropist has performed this annual holiday concert aboard Star of India nearly 20 times. The concert is a welcome waterfront occasion of celebration for “Flan” and his audience of adults 21 and over. All proceeds from this concert are donated to the MMSD.

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Noel Noel

Dec 9 - Dec 11, 2022

Audiences will experience an all-new holiday story and script, full of cozy holiday moments, favorite tunes, and jolly spirit at the San Diego Symphony's Noel Noel, San Diego's favorite annual holiday music tradition. All are invited to come to The Rady Shell early for holiday activations throughout the park, including themed food and beverage delights.

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Feb 16 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to join us for Tall Ship adventure sailing! This is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian.
The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.

Arrive early to take in your general admission visit to the entire fleet and exhibits, then set sail! 

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship! Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

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Events

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2022
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Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe

Dec 17, 2022
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Noel Noel

Dec 9 - Dec 11, 2022
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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Feb 16 - ongoing
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