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Califoria Zoos Valentine's Events

POINT ARENA: B.Bryan Preserve Book a Romantic tour for $. Accommodations available at the preserve, too.
bbryanpreserve.com

SANTA ROSA: Wild Jungle Love Valentine's Safari February 13-14, 2021. Adults Valentine's Rumble in the Jungle hot ticket starts out with an  Amour  Party featuring fun and frank presentation on the mating practices of our wild friends, and then everyone heads out for a Safari Amour Tour. You'll travel in an open-air vehicle encountering giraffe, rhinoceros, wildebeest, cape buffalo, zebra and more! Unleash your  inner and outer  Party Animal!  Safari Amour Tour in an open-air vehicle encounters giraffe, rhinoceros, wildebeest, cape buffalo, zebra and more! Register: reservations@safariwest.com Price $100; adults only. Location: Safari West Wildlife Preserve & African Tent Camp, 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404 (800) 616-2695  safariwest.com

Past events

FOLSOM: Owl Be Your Valentine February 8-9, 2020, 11 a.m.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA   $, folsomzoofriends.org (posted on facebook)

LONG BEACH: Valentine's Night Dive February 14, 202o, 7-9:30 p.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
$89-109, age 18+ RSVP (562) 590-3100 ext.0, aquariumofpacific.org
Grab your significant otter or your single squid squad for our Valentine's Night Dive! It'll be a fin-tastic night featuring live music, art, food trucks, DJs, and more.
Bands: Sheree & Sophisticated Soul, The Fully Fullwood Reggae Band DJs: DJ Halo, DJ Sickone, DJ Ayogabs, DJ CHANTi ART Live Murals: Watch four local artists paint 4x8 murals in our Tropical Pacific Gallery.
Food Trucks: Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks parked on the front plaza of the Aquarium. Trucks include Coastal Coffee & Desserts, Cocina Fresca, The Tropic Truck, Slamin Sliders, and The Deli Doctor. Rosé Bar

PALM DESERT: Fairytales and Frog Day February 8, 2020, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Living Desert
Palm Desert, CA
$, livingdesert.org
Children are encouraged to dress up and live out their dreams of being a prince, princess or their favorite fairytale character, for the day. Join Freddy the Frog and his strolling princesses for fun activities highlighted with a Grand Tea Party open to all fairytale creatures. All royal subjects attending will receive a crown to decorate and have an opportunity to have makeup done to complete their regal costume. Guests will enjoy entertainment by DJ Bazz, a magical maze, crystal ball bowling, corn hole frog toss, arts and crafts and more. When the clock strikes noon, the Royal Ball Dance Party begins in the Living Legacy Garden.

SACRAMENTO: I Heart Sacramento Zoo February 9, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sacramento Zoo
3939 W. Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA
saczoo.org
Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables - all included with general admission.

SAN FRANCISCO: Valentine's Day Champagne Zoo Stroll February 15-17, 2020
San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA sfzoo.org
The event is free with paid Zoo admission; only adults 21 and over are eligible to purchase alcoholic beverages. Discover animal mating facts as you explore the Zoo on February 15-17

Birds do it, bees do it and apparently every couple (and sometimes procreating single individuals) in the animal kingdom does as well. For a different twist on the science of animal mating behaviors, San Francisco Zoo and Gardens presents a special Valentine's Day Champagne Stroll, where couples can pony up to The Love Potion Bar for mimosas and Bloody Mary's, then follow along on a self-guided tour with their significant “otter” to various animal habitats to catch up on fascinating animal mating facts. Engaging animal mating behavior facts can be found on brightly-colored, heart-shaped illustrated signs located around the Zoo Guests can glean information on such animals as ostriches, whose elaborate courtship dance is a sight to behold; African lions who engage in marathon days of mating and the massive nesting groups of Magellanic penguin couples.
Special Mating Animal Talks
10:30  Red kangaroo
11:00  Magellanic Penguin
11:30  Flamingo
12:30  Siafaka
1:15  Ostrich
2:15  Mandrill
2:15  Greater One horned rhino
2:30  Giant Anteater (Puente al Sur)
3:00  Honduran spiny tail iguana
3:45  Giraffe Barn
Self-Guided Tour
Guests can enjoy the Valentine's stroll until 4 p.m.
Love Potion Bar by Lemur Cafe  10:00 am to 1:00 pm
The event is free with paid Zoo admission.
Please be advised that some of the information found on the signs may not be appropriate for children. Only adults 21 and over are eligible to purchase alcoholic beverages.

SAN DIEGO: Valentine's Dinner A Celebration of Love Tuesday, February 14 & 15, 2020, 5 p.m.
Albert's Restaurant
Valentine's Dinner A Celebration of Love at San Diego Zoo Albert's Restaurant. Seating begins at 5 p.m. $115 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Reservations call 619-557-3964. zoo.sandiegozoo.org
Executive Chef  and Albert's Chef  have prepared an elegant  gourmet meal for you to enjoy with your special someone. Guests must present an event ticket to gain entrance into the San Diego Zoo.

SAN DIEGO: Safari Park Celebrate Valentine's Day February 14, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Safari Park Celebrate Valentine's Day Dinner at Kijamii Overlook, $115 per couple, plus tax and parking. For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online. sdzsafaripark.org/dining-events
Romantic couples' dinner

SAN FRANCISCO: California Academy of Sciences Penguin Valentines  February 12-14, 2020, 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. 
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA
calacademy.org
African penguins lovingly receive heart shaped tokens of affection from staff. If you can't be there, you can see it on their web cam. This special Valentine's Day treat includes penguins receiving heart-shaped tokens of affection. African penguins normally make nests by burrowing and collecting any available material to line their nests. That includes felt valentines. They are collected mostly by male birds, then offered to the females or placed in nests to encourage breeding. As novel items, the hearts help reinforce the penguins' couple bonds. Enrichment activities like this are done frequently by biologists to keep the Academy's penguin colony engaged.
Valentines Sleepover for Adults February 14, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020, 6 pm–8 am
$195 public, $175 members (discount applied after login)
For adults 21+ only
calacademy.org/penguinspajamasadult/8632
On February 14, 2020, love is in the air and underwater at the Academy’s Valentine’s Sleepover for Adults.
Romantics and cynics, couples and singles alike are invited to celebrate the human side of chemistry with an all-inclusive overnight at the museum, including a buffet dinner, champagne toast, planetarium screenings, silent disco, science demos, aquarium yoga, free parking, next-morning breakfast, and more. There will be cash bars at the event serving beer and wine.

SANTA BARBARA: Kids Club Valentine's Day February 14, 2020, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Parents can go on a date and leave the kids at the zoo for entertainment and fun.
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 962-5339
$30, age 3-12, sbzoo.org
(must be self-sufficient in the restroom) $20 each additional sibling. Valentine's Day weekend kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s'mores, and activities.

 

SAN PEDRO: Birds and Bees Under the Seas February 10, 2020, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
$50-75 for public, membership included (existing members are free in this all ages event) cabrillomarineaquarium.org
 RSVP, call (310) 548-7593 or email membership@cmaqua.org by Friday, February 8
Birds & Bees Under the Seas members-only Monday, Celebrate Valentine's Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium with dinner and a behind-the-scenes look at how sea creatures meet, mate and raise their young. 

Ways to show your animal love on Valentine's Day!

ATASCADERO  Choose a friend from the list of Charles Paddock Zoo animals and be a sponsor.
DUNLAP  Watch the wild cats at the Spring Twilight Tour at Cat Haven.
EUREKA  Sequoia Park Zoo Sweetheart Adoption Package. sequoiaparkzoo.net
ESCONDIDO  Munch on a romantic Valentine's Dinner in Nairobi Pavilion at San Diego Safari Park.
FOLSOM  At City Zoo show your love with gift cards from Trader Joe's, Petco or natural peanut butter.
FRESNO  Buy a bench, tile or other item at Fresno Chaffee Zoo to remember someone you love.
LONG BEACH  Feed the Lorikeets sweet nectar in a cup. They will land on your hand just to get a taste at Aquarium of the Pacific.
LOS ANGELES  Sex And The City Zoo is over but the lovebirds are still wild at L.A. Zoo!
MONTEREY  Share your love of the Monterey Bay Aquarium with a gift card of any amount.
ORANGE  Share the love by showing up. A much-loved 15-year-old black bear, Nacho, died on Valentine's Day several years ago.
PALO ALTO  Volunteer at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
PALM DESERT  Attend the Living Desert's annual gala, Zoobilee.
SACRAMENTO  Shop Amazon through the saczoo.org website. A portion of proceeds benefits the zoo.
SAN DIEGO  Watch new, little elephants, hold trunks with Elephant Odyssey herd matriarch, Mary at San Diego Zoo.
SAN FRANCISCO  Join San Francisco Zoo and go to the love our members
SAN PEDRO  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Grand Grunion Gala.
SANTA ANA  Help pay off the animal carousel by sponsoring a figure at Santa Ana Zoo.
SANTA ROSA  Spend a wildly romantic night in the Sonoma Serengeti (at Safari West) in a luxury safari tent under the gaze of a graceful giraffe.
VALLEJO  See male dolphin, Valentine, at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Valentine's weekend.


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