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SanDiego.com Presents the Best Kids Zoo Activities as San Diego Zoo Participates in No-Cost for Kids October

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For the 28th year in a row, San Diego's world famous Zoo will be participating in Kids Free October, which is hosted by Mission Fed. For the 6th year in a row the Zoo's Safari Park is participating in this family-friendly October event as well.

With affordable access to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, visitors will want to get organized before traveling so that they can best take advantage of everything the Zoo and Park have to offer, and in this vein SanDiego.com presents its list of the best Kids Free October Zoo activities!

Fisher-Price® Little People™ Live Musical Show:
-October 5th and 6th 2013 with two performances each day at 11am and 2pm.
-The show runs for 30 minutes.
-This brand new, interactive show is performed by costumed characters!
-The Fisher-Price® show is geared towards children 5 or younger.
-Located in the San Diego Zoo's Hunte Amphitheater

San Diego Zoo Animal Encounters:
-Animal Encounters usually run at least once or twice per day, with times varying depending on which enclosure you're visiting.
-Kids can meet an Animal Ambassador up close and personal.
-Kids will love getting to see the animals up close, and parents will want to take advantage of this photo-op.

Cheetah Run:
-Takes place daily at 3:30pm in the Safari Park.
-Watch the cheetah's hit their famously high speeds.

  • Zoo Character Meet & Greet:

-Takes place on the Koalafornia Boardwalk every day at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
-Available characters may vary between days and times so check back to let kids meet their favorite.
-Visitors should pack extra batteries for these great photo-ops.

Visitors should keep these best kids zoo activity tips from SanDiego.com on hand and get ready for an affordable family vacation in America's Finest City with San Diego Zoo and Kids Free October!

This article was written by Erica Krilov. An East coast transplant, Erica fell in love with all that San Diego has to offer six years ago, but secretly thinks she should have moved here before even leaving the womb. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, biking and horseback riding.