At the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance on the evening of March 3, 2022, a Donor Event was held in the new Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. This marked the end of over a two-year construction project to completely redesign the area once known as The Children’s Zoo. The new basecamp occupies the same three and a half acres of the Zoo and is transformed into an amazing adventure for young and old alike. The evening included an opportunity to explore the exhibit, enjoy dinner followed by presentations by the architect and curators of the different exhibit areas. Menard Family Foundation has funded the underwater viewing area that Director Barbara Menard viewed.