Dining Events

Breakfast at Penguins

Location: Africa Rocks

Date: Saturday, September 23; Saturday, October 21

Visit the Zoo before it opens to enjoy a buffet breakfast while you watch our African penguins waddle, swim, and play! You'll enjoy an exclusive view of our new Penguin Beach, along with a special keeper talk, and an animal presentation with an African animal. 

Guests will meet at the Zoo front gate at 7:45 a.m., then walk to Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks' Cape Fynbos.  Please allow extra time to walk from the Zoo's entrance to Africa Rocks. 

Cost is $49, plus tax. Nonmembers add Zoo admission.

For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online.

Watch the Breakfast at Penguins video.

 

Animal Ambassador Dinner

Location: Albert's Restaurant

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Celebrate with some of the San Diego Zoo's favorite animal ambassadors. Join us for a fun evening, and encounter a variety of different animals. Enjoy appetizers and a choice of Wild or Tame Jungle Juice in our Treetops Banquet Room from 6 to 6:30 p.m., while you meet animals. Then head down to Albert’s Restaurant and enjoy a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Chris Mirguet and Albert's Chef Charles Boukas, as the animal encounters continue throughout the evening.

Maximum party size is eight people; guests will be seated at tables of eight. 

Cost is $82, plus tax and gratuity. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Make reservations online, or by calling 619-718-3000.

Albert's Late Harvest Winemaker Dinner

Location: Albert's Restaurant

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Executive Chef Chris Mirguet and Albert's Chef Charles Boukas have created a four-course gourmet meal to accompany the exceptional wines of Duckhorn Vineyards. 

A reception with animal ambassadors in the Treetops Banquet Room begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at Albert's at 7 p.m.  

Maximum party size is eight people; guests will be seated at tables of eight. Menu substitutions are not available for this event. All guests must present an event ticket to gain entrance into the San Diego Zoo.

Cost is $92, plus tax and gratuity. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Make reservations online with the Buy link, or call 619-718-3000.

Treetops Thanksgiving Buffet

Location: Treetops Banquet Room

Date: November 23, 2017

At the Zoo’s Treetops Banquet Room, a lavish buffet offers Thanksgiving favorites along with traditional side dishes, salads, artisan breads, and a dessert bar. Continuous seating from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $47.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 3 to 11, plus tax and gratuity. Admission is required for nonmembers.

For reservations, please call (619) 557-3964 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, and ask for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner or Buffet. Secure your reservation with a credit card.

Albert's Thanksgiving Dinner

Location: Albert's Restaurant

Date: November 23, 2017

Join us at Albert's Restaurant and enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. The menu boasts free-range turkey, braised prime beef short rib, and vegetarian options, with traditional side dishes, salads, and decadent desserts. Continuous seating is available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost is $40.95 for adults; $14.95 for children ages 3 to 11, plus tax and gratuity. Admission is required for all nonmembers.

For reservations, please call 619-557-3964 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, and ask for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner or Buffet. Secure your reservation with a credit card.

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