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Here's Your Sneak Peek of The New Splash Pad at the San Diego Zoo

New Splash Pad at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Explorers Basecamp Opening (the new Children's Zoo)

There’s a new splash pad in town! 🤸🏻‍♂️ 💦 It opens March 11, 2022 INSIDE the new Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo! @sandiegozoo 🙌 (see slideshow at the bottom)

That’s right…a splash pad INSIDE the Zoo! So COME PREPARED with a change of clothes, towel, socks & shoes. 👚 🩳 🎒

💦 There are 4 splash “zones” with spraying water fountains and a waterfall. 😲

👧🏻 Toddlers 2- will enjoy the “quieter” ends of the “stream” where they can sit and play in the stream without water splashing ON them. (See below.)

🔥 There are 2 large heated people dryers (see below) for $3 each, cards only. These don’t get you very dry so skip them and bring a change of clothes instead OR dry off in the San Diego SUN! ☀️

🩱 If you’re going there FIRST, wear swim clothes into the zoo!

🩱 If you’re going there LAST, bring them with you and change in the bathrooms nearby. (Saving this for last might be better because then the kids will have to leave when the zoo closes.) 😉 😅

👒 🕶 🧴 Please wear hats, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your kiddos. ☀️

🚻 Bathrooms are close by with girls, boys, family bathroom & a separate baby changing room. These are gorgeous by the way. 😍

🚿 There are WARM WATER outside showers in the “cave” to rinse off before changing.

💵 Access to the “splash zone” is INCLUDED with Zoo admission/membership! 🙌

🟡 “Bee” sure to grab a bite at the brand new Busy Bee Cafe at the back entrance of the Basecamp (right behind the Skyfari). 🍕

📍 Enter the Zoo, turn Left on Front St., walk all the way back, under the Skyfari Trams 🚡 and you’ll walk right into the new Basecamp. Walk all the way to the back where the Wild Wood section is. 💦

[#ad The San Diego Zoo hosted us for a sneak peek last week to share about the new Wildlife Explorers Basecamp, see last post, but I felt this splash zone deserved its own separate post to share all you’d need to know about it.] 💙

See my Instagram stories for all the fun! (saved to a highlight bubble "San Diego Zoo Basecamp") 😃


San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park

📍 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

📞 619-231-1515

💻 website

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