Lunar New Year at San Diego Zoo

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February 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm PST

A close up photo of a wide eyed tiger and a red banner at the bottom that says San Diego Zoo Lunar New Year in gold in San Diego, California, USA

Ring in the Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo! 2022 is the year of the tiger, and we’re celebrating with two days of fun-filled activities for all ages. Come explore our beautiful zoo and learn about this powerful animal. safety and good fortune.

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February 5-6, 2022

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Tickets to Lunar New Year at San Diego Zoo

Most Lunar New Year events are included with your San Diego Zoo tickets.

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Lunar New Year Wishes and Good Luck

Time: 10am-3pm

Place: Asian Passage

Share your wish for wildlife and hang it on our wall of 1,000 conservation wishes.

Create your own customary paper cutting, a celebrated tradition for Lunar New Year. Kids can create their own unique lantern design by following step-by-step instructions. You’ll also be able to take home your own red envelope with a special keepsake and good fortune to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

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Ask a Wildlife Care Specialist

Time: Select times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Tiger River, Asian Passage

Learn about tigers and other iconic species—including the red panda, snow leopard, and takin—with exclusive opportunities to meet with wildlife care specialists and the wildlife you love.

Meet a Horticulturist

Time: Select times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Tiger River, Asian Passage

Get to know some of the incredible plants—such as the tropical pitcher plant—found in Asia with our “Meet a Horticulturalist” series.

Discovery Cart Tours

Alert: Reservation required

Enjoy a 60-minute tour of the Zoo with one of our expert guides. This intimate experience gives you and your family a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite animals. Space is limited, so make your reservation ahead of time.

Flavors of Asia

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Hua Mei Café

Enjoy your favorites, including egg rolls, pot stickers, and other culinary treats.

Photo Opportunities

Time: Sunday, February 6, Select times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Asian Passage

Meet Bamboo Panda, everyone’s favorite costume character, and snap a selfie commemorating our first Lunar New Year celebration.

Experience the San Diego Zoo

To enjoy all of the Lunar New Year at San Diego Zoo be sure to get your San Diego Zoo tickets today. Also, you can make a vacation out of it with a San Diego Zoo vacation package.


February 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am PST
February 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm PST
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