Dining Events

Breakfast at Penguins

Location: Africa Rocks

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018; Saturday, June 16, 2018

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.

Albert's Mother's Day Brunch

Location: Albert's Restaurant

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Celebrate Mom at the San Diego Zoo with friends and family, and savor a bountiful and delicious buffet brunch prepared by Executive Chef Carissa Giacalone and Albert's Chef Charles Boukas—hosted by Albert's Restaurant, in the Treetops Banquet Room.

Continuous seating begins at 11 a.m. All guests must present membership or a Zoo entrance ticket to gain entry into the San Diego Zoo.

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

For reservations, call 619-557-3964 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and secure your reservation with a credit card.

Animal Ambassador Dinner

Location: Albert's Restaurant

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Join us for a roaming reception featuring food tosses (for gorillas and bonobos) and delicious tray-passed hors d'oeuvres (for you), and talks from our keepers. Then, we'll invite you in for a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Carissa Giacalone and Albert's Chef Charles Boukas. Our animal care staff will share a memorable and informative presentation.

The roaming reception begins at 6 p.m. at gorilla and bonobo viewing areas, and includes hors d'ouvres and choice of Wild or Tame Jungle Juice. Dinner will follow at 6:45 p.m. at Albert's Restaurant. A no-host bar is available.

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

Cost is $82 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

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

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