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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.
The Safari Park is the sister facility of the San Diego Zoo.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Summer Hours/Summer Safari (June 29–August 18): 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Summer Hours (August 19–September 2): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Summer/Fall Hours (September 3–November 28): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fall Hours/Thanksgiving Weekend (November 29–December 1): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fall/Winter Hours (December 2–25): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Winter Hours (December 26–31): 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
$10 per vehicle, $15 for RV. Diamond Club membership and up receives free parking: all other members receive a $3 discount with valid ID. Preferred parking is available on weekends and holidays for an additional $10.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL:
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
San Diego Zoo Global is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Safari Park, a subscription to the monthly magazine ZOONOOZ, and other benefits. Both Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.
Upcoming event at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Tomorrow, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Start a new family tradition while making a difference for wildlife! Wear your PJs to meet animal ambassadors up close, and enjoy a delicious and bountiful “breakfast for dinner”—followed by special holiday activities, including hot cocoa and cookie decorating, making holiday gifts for your favorite animals, and taking photos with Santa himself. Then, embark on a decked-out holiday Africa Tram to sing animal-themed carols and hear stories about how we ... Read more