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Play at the San Diego Zoo

Everyone loves to play, and what could be more fun than playing with animals?!

Visitors may see animals in play this spring during the San Diego Zoo's Play Days
Visitors may see animals in play this spring during the San Diego Zoo's Play DaysPhoto by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

From lions to lizards, elephants to prairie dogs, the San Diego Zoo has an enormous collection of critters, all ready for play and display.

The San Diego Zoo, in beautiful Balboa Park, invites visitors to upcoming Play Days. Starting on March 29, and running through April 20, 2014, the San Diego Zoo will hold extended hours, filled with animal talks, plant talks, and activities. Each week during play days, a different them and behavior will be explored:

  • Climbing Week, March 29 - April 6
  • Prowling Week, April 7-13
  • Plunging Week, April 14-20

In addition to the great animal talks, Play Days will have many contests and activities. A digital Easter egg hunt will be happening zoo-wide. An Instagram photo challenge will reveal the best zoo photographers. Joining the ultimate Play Days sweepstakes may grant one Play Days backstage pass.

The San Diego Zoo will continue it's normal daily events during Play Days. Further details and information can be found on the San Diego Zoo website.