What is now the world-famous San Diego Zoo, was once a motley menagerie of animals left behind after the close of the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. If it wasn’t for doctor-brothers Harry and Paul Wegeforth hearing a roar on Park Blvd. the Zoo’s conservation efforts would not exist today. Take a stroll through 100 years of the Zoological Society of San Diego’s family-friendly interactive exhibition of what was to become more than a tourist attraction and a leading conservation organization. Whether you like to monkey around as a zookeeper or go ape on a vintage zoo tour bus ride, they’ll be plenty of tales to learn at the San Diego History Center – swing on by, it’s the Koalifornia thing to do!

Now – January 2017