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CA Zoos Open on Thanksgiving

ALPINE: Thanksgiving Turkey Bash with Lions Tigers & Bears, A Big Cat and Exotic Animal Rescue November 29-30, 2019, 10 a.m.
24402 Martin Way
Alpine, CA - Book online or call (619) 659-8078 ext 4.
Come get WILD with San Diego's Rescued Lions Tigers and Bears after Thanksgiving - and watch rescued big cats and bears enjoy their Thanksgiving Feast. This event is a special twist on the regularly scheduled 10 a.m. guided educational visit.

BAKERSFIELD: CALM Zoo Feast for the Beasts November 29, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
California Living Museum
10500 Alfred Harrell Highway
Bakersfield, CA
$10 regular admission without food donation,
Bring a food donation from the Zoo's list of needed items and it will be considered you admission ticket.

FOLSOM: Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Thanksgiving Feast for the Animals November 28, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special Thanksgiving meals, snacks and treats are served to the animals, and some will even enjoy pumpkin pie (made from a special animal-friendly recipe). Regular admission fees apply; call 916-351-3527 for more information. Thanksgiving train rides available, too.

FRESNO: Fresno Chaffeee Zoo - open on Thanksgiving with Special Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

LONG BEACH: Aquarium of the Pacific is open on Thanksgiving 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Guests are invited to Thanksgiving Lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) $70, Tax, fees extra,

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Zoo - closed on Thanksgiving.  Closed Nov 28, Dec 24, and Dec 25, 2019
LA Zoo Lights November 15, 2019-January 5, 2020  6-10 p.m. Box Office is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MONTEREY: Monterey Bay Aquarium is open on Thanksgiving Day, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo - open on Thanksgiving
open 365 days a year.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo's Safari Park - open every day of the year, including Thanksgiving open 365 days. Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Hunte Nairobi Pavilion, where you can enjoy a lavish buffet with Thanksgiving favorites and chef's specialties. Two seatings are available, at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Guests will be seated at their own reserved table, set according to their guest count. The cost is $49.95 per person for adults, $19.95 per person for children ages 3 to 11, plus tax and parking. Admission is required for nonmembers. Make reservations online or call 619-718-3000.

SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld San Diego is open on Thanksgiving Day and is in full Christmas gear with Clyde & Seamore's Christmas Special. For special dining guests can upgrade their experience and Dine with the Orcas.
Christmas Celebration  November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Experience the wonder of the season with exciting new things happening this year. Ice skating show Winter Wonderland on Ice, Acrobat show   Cirque Christmas, Sesame Street Christmas Village, More lights & festive fun Learn More

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Zoo - open on Thanksgiving
open 365 days a year - every day!
Experience Reindeer Romp beginning November 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Majestic reindeer romp at SF Zoo's Playfield Lawn, near the spectacular Elinor Friend Playground with Zoo staff at the Reindeer from 11:30a-4p daily. Santa is sending his favorite reindeer, "Belle", "Holly" and "Peppermint" to spread holiday cheer at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens! See animals who help Santa deliver presents. Learn what reindeer and caribou eat (besides carrots and cookies on Christmas Eve.)

SAN FRANCISCO: Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium is open Thanksgiving Day with special hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Academy is open 365 days. Life on Ice with Reindeer begins November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

SAN FRANCISCO: Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39 is open on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pier 39
Embarcadero & Beach Street

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Zoo Pumpkin Smash- open on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash November 28, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin' good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.  The Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

SANTA ROSA:  Safari West - open on Thanksgiving (weekend rates apply for tours) open daily.
Thanksgiving on the Sonoma Serengeti Dinner is add-on to Safari Tour

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Alpine Zoo - open  daily except for weather circumstances - check with zoo about holiday hours

EUREKA: Sequoia Park Zoo - open on Thanksgiving
Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gift shop is closed.

PALM DESERT: Palm Desert's Living Desert is open every day except Christmas.


Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo - closed on Thanksgiving Day
closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

SAN PEDRO: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day.

ORANGE: Orange County Zoo - Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Zoo - closed on Thanksgiving Day
closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

OAKLAND: Oakland Zoo - closed on Thanksgiving
closes Thanksgiving, Christmas and 1 day in June

SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Zoo - closed on Thanksgiving
closes Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

LA JOLLA: Birch Ocean Aquarium at Scripps is closed Thanksgiving Day.

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