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A Day at the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall
A Day at the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall

Mon, May 20

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San Diego Zoo

A Day at the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall

This is a rare opportunity for BAGSC members to experience a workshop and special plant tour of the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall and her horticulture colleagues.

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Time & Location

May 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

About the Event

This is a rare opportunity for BAGSC members to experience a special plant tour of the San Diego Zoo with Lesley Randall and her horticulture colleagues. Family and friends accompanied by a BAGSC member are welcome to join in this 1-1/2 hour walking tour.

In an email you'll receive later, you'll choose between TWO tour options:

Tour A: Basecamp and Orchid House, a FLAT walking tour.  Explore Basecamp and Hummingbird House, along with the Orchid Collection Greenhouse.  Basecamp is designed as a children's area, and includes a focus on adaptations to desert, tropical, wetlands, and temperate ecosystems.

Tour B: Africa Rocks and Carnivorous Plants, a walk that includes a HILL. The Carnivorous Greenhouse is a flat walking tour, while the Africa Rocks area offers views of many proteas along a walk with a hill.

After the tour, workshop registrants will go to an off-site location for lunch and a mixed media art workshop by Lesley Randall, who was one of our BAGSC artists featured at this year’s Day of Botanical Art in February. Family members and friends may stay at the zoo all day while workshop attendees meet off-site for lunch and learning.

In celebration of our return to in-person workshops, BAGSC is providing funding for BAGSC members for this event at a very special registration fee. BAGSC will cover zoo admission for members (regularly $68/adult), and will also will provide sandwiches for lunch for workshop attendees; menu selections will be provided after registration.

Schedule of the Day:

9:00-10:30 am, Horticulture Tour of the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park

10:30-11:30 am, Explore the Zoo or Balboa Park on your own

11:30 am, Lunch at the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park for workshop participants only

12:00-2:30 pm, Mixed Media Workshop at the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park

The War Memorial Building is a 10 minute walk from the Zoo. Information about the free Balboa Park Shuttle, on-site parking, and meet-up locations will be provided to all registrants. 

Fees:

BAGSC Members workshop registration: $50 (includes admission to the Zoo, with tour AND lunch AND workshop)

Non-members workshop registration: $100 (includes admission to the Zoo, with tour AND lunch AND workshop)

Family and Friends Zoo Tour and Admission only: $50 (includes admission to the Zoo and tour only)

(Family and Friends must be accompanied by a BAGSC member registered for the event)

For those who want to make it a weekend or extend their stay, this link comes from the San Diego Zoo website:

https://zoodeals.com/site/welcome/156/preferred-hotels

As always, carpooling is encouraged!

A limited number of workshop spaces are available so please register now!

Registration

  • BAGSC Member

    BAGSC Member tickets include Zoo admission and tour, lunch and workshop.

    $50.00
    Sale ended
  • Non-member

    Non-member tickets include Zoo admission and tour, lunch and workshop.

    $100.00
    Sale ended
  • Family & Friends Zoo Tour ONLY

    Family & Friends tickets include only Zoo admission and tour, no workshop or lunch.

    $50.00
    Sale ended

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