June 8th, 2018

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World Oceans Weekend

Visit one of the only Zoos located along the sea for a special celebration of oceans, which make our world the blue planet! Join us for a weekend full of water appreciation as we learn about marine wildlife from ocean experts and conservationists. Hear how Zoo staff cares for our own ocean animals, sea lions “Silent Knight” and “Henry.” Meet animals from the intertidal with Aquarium of the Bay's “BayMobile” and hear about important care Marine Mammal Center is giving to sick seals and sea lions. Visitors can also learn how to make smart choices about sustainable seafood. All activities are complimentary with paid Zoo admission. 


This year’s theme is Our Ocean, Our Future. The ocean is the heart of our planet and similar to your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the earth. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces most of the oxygen we breathe, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicine and so much more! 


Keeper Talks to feature how we care for Zoo marine animals
10:30  Penguins, Penguin Island 
2:00  Sea Lions, Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool
3:00  White Pelicans, Pelican Beach
3:30  Penguin, Penguin Island


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Organization Name
San Francisco Zoo
Organization Type
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine biodiversity
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


San Francisco Zoo
Sloat at the Great Highway
San Francisco, California 94132 United States
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