The San Diego Zoo’s signature summertime event, Nighttime Zoo, is expanding this year with the addition of a new end-of-summer extravaganza—the Bubble Light Spectacular high above Africa Rocks.
Nightly, millions of bubbles will be released as part of a choreographed production from atop the newly opened Canopy Bridge that connects Benchley Plaza in Lost Forest to the Fossil Portal at Elephant Odyssey.
The show, presented by the San Diego County Toyota Dealers, includes live music, black light-illuminated bubbles, programmed color-changing lights and other special effects—including fog and simulated lasers.
Guests are invited on the bridge during the show to experience this high-energy spectacle of bubbles, light and sound up close. They can take in a wider view of the Bubble Light Spectacular from Treetops Café in the Lost Forest or Elephant Odyssey Plaza or from below the bridge at Hua Mei Café in Panda Canyon.
Nighttime Zoo also features African-themed entertainment, live music, stilt walkers, acrobatic feats and and “Jambo!”—a 20-minute parade along Front Street.
The nightly event runs through Sept. 4. Most activities start at 4 p.m. The Zoo closes at 9 p.m. through Aug. 19 and Sept. 1–4; and closes at 8 p.m. Aug. 20–31.
Nighttime Zoo activities and attractions are free with zoo admission or membership. Parking is also free.
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