Lunar New Year 2019


Come to celebrate the Year of the Pig!

February 9-10!


To commemorate the Year of the Pig, the San Francisco Zoo is thrilled to host Lunar New Year celebrations! Soak up the ambiance of the occasion and marvel at traditional Chinese lion and folk dance performances at 11:00 and 1:00 daily in The Depot. Go on a Zodiac Scavenger Hunt through the Zoo to learn fun facts about the animals found on the Chinese calendar. (Download a copy of the Scavenger Hunt here.) Make sure to stop by the Family Farm to see our kunekune pigs in celebration of Year of the Pig!

Guests born in the Year of the Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) will receive free Zoo admission on that day.

Schedule of Events
  • 10: 15 am - Red Panda Keeper Talk
  • 11:00 am - Chung Ngai Dance Troupe Performance
  • 12:00 pm - KuneKune Pig Enrichment at the Family Farm
  • 1:00 pm - Chung Ngai Dance Troupe Performance
  • 2:15 pm - Chacoan Peccary Keeper Talk

*Event held rain or shine. In case of rain, the dance performances will be held in the Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center.
Photos: Marianne Hale