Teacher Appreciation Event

In appreciation of the educators and teachers who have become our partners in helping us save species from extinction and teach the next generation of environmental stewards, we would like to cordially invite you to join us for a special Educator Appreciation Event hosted just for you at the World Famous San Diego Zoo! During this exciting event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Speak with educators from the San Diego Zoo, the Safari Park, and the Institute for Conservation Research to learn about over 100 educational opportunities available for you and your students
  • Receive a complimentary gift bag to collect information and giveaways at the various education learning stations
  • Receive a stamp at each Education Station and turn them in for the chance to win a special tour for up to 7 guests for a future date and time
  • Receive a complimentary food voucher for a free meal valid for the same evening
  • Mingle with your fellow educator colleagues within the community
  • Meet some of our animal residents up close

After the event, you are free to enter the Zoo and enjoy our “Jungle Bells” holiday activities until closing at 8pm, which includes twinkling lights, festive music and entertainment, Santa and his elves, rides on our Skyfari Aerial Tram, animal encounters, and so much more! Click this link for more information. 

Hurry, spots will fill quickly!

Entry will be provided to educators over the age of 18, who show a valid teacher identification card at check-in between 3:30pm and 5pm (check-in closes promptly at 5pm). Event is designed for educators and teachers only (i.e. no infants, children, or family members). Thank you.

Age/Grade Level
Cost Range
Time of Day
Opportunity type
Career Connections
Area of Interest
Biology / LifeSciences
Earth Science/Ecology
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
NGSS Aligned?
Location Address:
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CALIFORNIA, 92101
Contact Name:
Emily Berglund

Teacher Appreciation Event

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