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Toddler in San Diego Zoo

What to do with a 20month old at the zoo? Take a stroller? Pack a lunch? Going on a Saturday, any tips or tricks would be helpful

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1. Re: Toddler in San Diego Zoo

I see mothers with young children all the time at the zoo.

They all have strollers! They all have snacks/drinks too. There is food all over the zoo that you can buy but it is always good to have something you know the child will eat. My advice is to take it slow and let the child explore and watch the animal at their own pace. I have seen little ones stand and watch for a long time and I have seen others more interested in running from spot to spot. It really depends on the personality of the child.

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2. Re: Toddler in San Diego Zoo

Hi lterry,

If you didn't have (or don't want to bring) your own stroller, you can rent one at the zoo for $12.


Within the zoo, there's the Children's Zoo (9 AM - 8 PM) and the Petting Zoo (10 AM - 7 PM). (Hours are summer hours -- before Labor Day.)

Also, just outside the zoo in Balboa Park are the Balboa Park Carousel (built in 1910) and the Balboa Park Miniature Railroad that may be a fun diversion.

Remember, it's okay to exit the zoo and re-enter on the same day as long as you get your hand stamped at the exit before leaving the zoo.



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3. Re: Toddler in San Diego Zoo

My family always takes plenty of snacks and whatever the kids like to drink in their stroller. As well as hand wipes, etc. Be sure to visit the Children's zoo area.

I just posted this in another thread. Balboa Park is next door to the zoo and you can come and go from to Zoo to the Park

Balboa Park is good with kids. Lots of play areas



Edited: 31 July 2013, 17:42
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