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Season 2024

Opening hours vary, check the dates of the different seasons to better plan your day

The 2024 season will begin MAY 17

Parc Safari will be closed from October 10, 2023 to May 16, 2024

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Calendar 2024

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Animal areas – OPEN

Water park – CLOSED

Water park: Dolphin’s Lagoon – OPEN Tropical Oasis – CLOSED

Animal areas –  OPEN

Water park –  OPEN

Parc Safari is  CLOSED

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Spring/Fall

May 17 to June 20

August 19 to 29

September 6 to October 27

Spring/Fall Rates

Baby 0-23 months….   Free Toddler age 2-3………  15.99$ Child age 4-12…………  23.99$ Adult age 13-64………  39.99$

June 21 to August 18

August 30 to September 2

Summer Rates

Baby 0-23 months….   Free Toddler age 2-3……….  15.99$ Child age 4-12………….  33.99$ Adult age 13-64……….  49.99$

Online ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are a final sale, no exchanges or refunds.

SAFARI EXPEDITION

Tour of Safari Aventure in a Lion Electric Bush Truck

Site: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Animals areas : 10:15 am to 4:30 pm

Last admission : 3:00 pm

Restaurants : Café 10:00 am, other points of service 11:00 am. Closing times vary. Some restaurants are closed on weekdays.

Boutique : 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Water park: Dolphins’ Lagoon:  11am to 4pm Tropicale Oasis: Closed The Dolphins’ Lagoon is not open every day, see the timetable at the top of the page for details.

Site: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Animals areas : 10:15 am to 6:00 pm

Last admission : 5:00 pm

Restaurants : Café 10:00 am, other points of service 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Closing times vary.

Boutique : 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Water park : 11:30 am to 6:30 pm

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What’s Included in Your San Diego Safari Park Admission?

What do San Diego Safari Park tickets include? Here’s a free vs paid tours & attractions chart. Plus the one word you’ll need to instantly know which is which. And that makes decisions so much easier.

San Diego Safari Park admission tickets include  Africa Tram, keeper talks & attractions, entertainment, animal encounters & kids playgrounds . But any activity with “Safari” in its name requires payment in addition to the cost of admission. Parking is not included.   It costs $20 minimum.

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Continue reading if you’re curious about whether you can have a great time with just what’s included with admission. I’ve provided descriptions of all the activities, animal encounters, shows, and Safaris at San Diego Zoo Safari Park for you to help you make up your mind.

What San Diego Safari Park Exhibit Areas  Are Included With Admission

First, parking is not free at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. But most of the rest of the park can be explored freely with your entry fee. When you look at the Safari Park map there are 14 different sections at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. All but two of them are accessible to you with your admission.

Map of San Diego Zoo Safari Park walkable exhibit areas included with admission indicated with a yellow outline.

The 2 different areas that you are not able to navigate on your own are Africa Plains and Asian Savanna. I marked them with a yellow outline on the map above. You cannot enter these large field exhibits unless you are with Safari Park personnel. You can get inside via paid Safari experiences or via the free Africa Tram. However, many of the animals in both of these areas are visible from other areas in the park.

Highlights of San Diego Safari Park That Are Free With Entry Ticket

The following tours and attractions are some of the highlights at Safari Park. You can ride and experience them as many times as you like. They are:

Africa Tram

Do not miss riding the Africa Tram , it’s included at no extra charge with your admission. It’s also one of the must-see attractions at Safari Park. I’ve been able to ride the Tram hundreds of times (no exaggeration). And every time I notice something new. 

Sometimes its been a new baby giraffe or rhino! At other times it’s two antelope sparring with their horns. Or herds of every type of animal running in the same direction like shoppers at a Black Friday sale. Just because one giraffe became spooked by a blowing leaf.

It’s best to ride Africa Tram either early in the day or late. The animals are most active when it is cool. Ride as many times as you’d like while you’re at San Diego Safari Park.

Hidden Jungle

Hidden Jungle is a tropical rain forest aviary that’s included in your San Diego Safari Park admission ticket . It’s located in the Gorilla Forest area. This climate-controlled environment is populated by colorful birds, delicate plants and towering trees. It can be a bit humid during the summer and early fall. Visit the birds either early or late in the day during those seasons.

This is also where the Butterfly Jungle event takes place every spring . Thousands of colorful butterflies flutter by in search of nectar from the blooming jungle flowers. They often land on you. Which makes the experience special for kids and adults alike. 

At the end of the Butterfly Jungle event, the birds eat any caterpillars that have hatched. This ensures that the colorful non-native butterflies do not invade the fertile farms of the San Pasqual Valley.

The Gorilla Forest is also free with your admission . It’s home to the Safari Park’s troop of Western lowland Gorillas. 

These (relatively) peaceful, family-oriented, plant-eaters are a favorite with kids. Their exhibit includes gorilla hand and footprints (which kids love to measure against their own). There is a life-sized drawing that guests can use to compare their arm lengths to that of an adult male gorilla. And recordings of the noises made by the gorillas when they’re communicating with each other.

Kangaroo Walk

Kangaroo Walk in Walkabout Australia is included with Admission to San Diego Safari Park.

Kangaroo Walk is free with your San Diego Safari Park entry also . Mingle with kangaroos, wallabies, and waterfowl in this Australian savanna grassland environment inside Walkabout Australia. See the ‘roos with their baby joeys go bounding by.

There are a few wallabies that come on the marked paths for some gentle petting and stroking. Because of COVID, this is now discouraged. But sometimes the critters insist. Don’t worry. Wallabies feel like they look, soft and woolly! 

Do you want to know about other animals that you are allowed to touch at either San Diego Zoo or Safari Park? Then check out my article, “ Can You Hold Animals at the San Diego Zoo? “

Nairobi Station

Frog at Nairobi Village in San Diego Safari Park

You don’t need to pay extra to walk through Nairobi Station . You can get close-up views of some of San Diego Safari Park’s smaller animals. Depending upon the animal you may even get to touch them. Just make sure to ask their keepers first. 

Nairobi Station is also the home of the Animal Care Center . Animal babies that need to be hand-raised because their mothers cannot care for them are brought to this nursery. It can get very crowded (with people) here if this facility is hosting young lions or cheetahs. 

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While you’re here, take a look at the sandcat. WARNING : If you love felines, their round faces will make your heart melt into a puddle on the floor. Even those who don’t particularly like cats have been known to succumb to their megatonne-weight cuteness.

Petting Kraal

Sign outside of Petting Kraal in Safari Park warning you that the goats will eat anything

Petting and brushing the goats in the Petting Kraal will not cost you any extra in addition to your admission fee. This is the closest thing to a classic “children’s petting zoo” at either the Safari Park or the San Diego Zoo. The pygmy, Nubian, and Boer goats are just the right size to interact with human kids. 

Be sure to close and secure any purses or backpacks. The goats are intensely curious and will nibble on almost anything. 

Playgrounds

There are 5 play areas for kids. And as far as I’m concerned that deserves its own category.

Camp Play Area

You and your kids are free to enter Camp Play Area with your park admission . It’s located in Tiger Trail (click the link for my full article). This playground is built to resemble a logging camp in the Sumatran rain forest. There are logs to climb, rope ladders and statues of tigers and their cubs to play on. And of course there are real tigers to look at right around the corner.

Jameson Research Island

This seasonal water play area won’t cost you or your kids any extra cash . It’s located on the African Loop trail within the Safari Park’s African Outpost area. It is usually open during the hot days of summer. It provides cooling splashes on the walk between the flamingos and colobus monkeys. 

Samburu Jungle Gym

Samburu Jungle Gym is free with admission to San Diego Safari Park

  You’ll love that your kids can climb and explore here because it comes free with the Safari Park admission . This playground is located in the African Woods area. It’s close to the bird show amphitheatre and the Lemur Walk.

Your little monkeys will enjoy a shaded play area with a jeep, rhino and a lion to ‘ride’ and tree trunks to crawl through. You’ll be happy because you’ll be keeping an eye on them from shaded Samburu Terrace . Sip a cool craft beer or soda while you’re unwinding. 

Savanna Cool Zone

Savanna Cool Zone is free with a ticket to San Diego Safari Park

This seasonal water playground is open to everyone with entry to Safari Park . It’s located near Lion Camp and Shiley’s Cheetah Run track. It’s a godsend for parents who are waiting in the hot sun for Cheetah Run to start. Send the kiddos to cool off in the fountains. And if you get soaked trying to retrieve them that’s not so bad.

Village Playground

V illage Playground is also free with admission to San Diego Safari Park.   It’s located in the Nairobi Village area between the Petting Kraal and the Rodrigues fruit bat exhibit. It’s a good place for those kids who get a bit intimidated by the goats next door. 

Entertainment 

The San Diego Safari Park does a good job of disguising conservation education as entertainment. You’ll find that these 4 activities provide a fun way to learn about endangered species and how you can help save them and their habitat.

Training Talk

Entry to this 15-minute bird training session is free with your admission . It’s only 15 minutes long, but it is fascinating to watch the positive reinforcement training process. Makes you think that if the Safari Park can teach their feathered charges to do all sorts of amazing things, that you have a chance with your (sometimes) bird-brained babies. Hope!

Robert the Zebra

Robert the Zebra at San Diego Safari Park.

If Robert the Zebra was located in Las Vegas you would be paying big bucks to see him. But since he’s at San Diego Safari Park you get to see his snarky shtick free with your entry ticket.

Robert’s an interactive digital puppet that’s visible on a big screen in Nairobi Station. He tells jokes, talks with children and adults about what it’s like to be a zebra, and asks visitors questions about their experiences at Safari Park. Listen carefully, some of the kids’ answers to his queries are priceless!

Tiger Keeper Talk

Tiger Keeper Talks are another experience that is included with admission to San Diego Safari Park . Each morning the keepers interact with one of the tigers. For a bit of meat or a scratch behind an ear, the giant cat cooperates to display some of its amazing adaptations to life in the wild. 

The highlight for me is when the tiger is asked to stretch full-length upright against the protective mesh barrier so that the keeper can inspect the belly. A tiger on its hind legs is HUGE. And a little scary. 

Frequent Flyers

I would pay extra to see this bird show, but I’m glad that Frequent Flyers is free with any Safari Park admission . It’s a free-flying show, which means that any of them are free to fly off into the Escondido sky. But they don’t.

The level of training shown by the birds is impressive. It features vultures, secretary birds, hawks and 3 adorable guinea hens. But the cute star of the show isn’t a bird at all. I’m not going to tell you what it is. Just go see Frequent Flyers and have some fun. 

Cheetah Run

Unfortunately, Cheetah Run was put on hold during the COVID-19 restrictions and has not been brought back yet. But if it is brought back, it is a MUST SEE.

Cheetah Run at San Diego Safari Park

Sun Up Cheetah SAFARI is an early morning paid experience where you get taken in a Safari truck for an exclusive look at the park and see a cheetah run at top speed. Check it out HERE .

Bring your camera because you’ll have the best place to watch the cat run. And your guide and the trainer will arrange for you to be photographed with the cheetah.

Best spots to see Cheetah Run without paying for Cheetah Safari

Here are some of the best Cheetah Run viewing locations if you aren’t in the paid Safari:  

  • On the bridge across from the Savanna Cool Zone. The kids can play in the water while you wait
  • Below the Balloon Safari, along the walk to the Africa Tram close to the bridge. The sun will be at your back. And during the summertime that’s a blessing.
  • On the other side of Shiley’s Cheetah along the path to Lion Camp. Again, close to the bridge. There are some shady spots here by the trees.

Animal Encounters

Animal ambassador stage.

Fossa at Animal Ambassador Stage in San Diego Safari Park

The Animal Ambassador Stage presentations are free with your admission . They are your chance to view some species that may not be on exhibit. The stage is located in Safari Base Camp close to the park entrance. The Ambassadors come out from the park’s opening to noon. And then again starting at 4:00pm to when the park closes. 

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The more spectacular Animal Ambassadors are usually brought out closer to noon. At that time you’re more likely to see their BIG python “Julius Squeezer”, high-jumping servals & caracals , and sometimes even cheetahs. 

Near Benbough Amphitheater (Animal Encounter)

We’ve seen a lot of cheetahs at this free presentation which takes place in Gorilla Forest. It only lasts 15 minutes, but it’s a more informal, intimate setting so you get a more up-close view. If you’re reluctant to ask your questions in large crowds, this may be the perfect place for you to get some answers. 

Lawn at Okavango Outpost (Animal Encounter)

Leaping caracal at the Lawn at Okavango Terrace in San Diego Safari Park

The animal activity on the Lawn at Okavango Outpost is another, more informal free edu-tainment experience. It only lasts 15 minutes, sometimes a bit longer depending upon the animal. But it’s a wonderful photo opportunity. It’s usually uncrowded. Bob has gotten some great photos of leaping caracals here.

8 Types of Safari – Premium Paid Experiences

Here are the eight types of premium “Safari” tours/experiences offered at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Most of them have several different options. That means that there are more than 30 different types of Safaris to try at the Escondido wild animal park. 

It can get confusing.

I’m going to give you just the basic outlines below. If you’re interested in reserving one of the safaris check out my guide to choosing the best San Diego Safari Park tour for you and your family. The summary chart on that page includes prices, age limits, and trip durations which will help make your decision easier.

Balloon Safari

Fly 400 feet above the park and the picturesque San Pasqual Valley. Best to ride this between opening and noon because it can be grounded because of the strong afternoon winds. Check my balloon safari review for prices & more details. 

Behind the Scenes Safari

Tour areas that are off-limits to most park guests. Get an insider’s view of the park while exploring the nighttime ‘bedrooms’ of various animals like platypuses, elephants, tigers, rhinos, kangaroos & cheetahs, feed okapis and see the veterinary center. You can find more information including prices in my Behind the Scenes Safari review.

Caravan Safari

Take a shaded truck with a knowledgeable guide into the park’s huge Asian and African field exhibits. See herds of antelope and other animals up close. Taking stunning animal photos is EASY. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to point your camera first. The best part is that you frequently have opportunities to feed giraffes and rhinos. Best. Selfies. Ever. For more info including prices read my Caravan Safari review . 

Cart Safari

View herds of giraffes, rhinos, antelope from the comfort of a 9 passenger cart. Your driver will fill you in on the park history, weird animal facts and answer your questions about animal care and conservation. It’s a more relaxed ride than the Caravan Safari. There are great animal photo opportunities, especially when your driver offers enrichment items or treats to some of the wildlife. Find out more about the two types and prices in my Cart Safari review .

Sun Up Cheetah Safari

Cheetah Safari at San Diego Safari Park is an event you pay for in addition to your admission.

Get the best views of a cheetah running. Have a close encounter with another African Animal Ambassador beforehand. Then have a meet & greet with the spotted sprinter after. Take home great photos of you with a cheetah and wonderful memories. Discover more details including price in my Cheetah Safari review .

Flightline Safari

If you or your kids are adrenaline junkies, this is the safari for you! Soar over the park’s open wildlife fields like a condor. It’s an exhilarating ride over beautiful scenery and animals. Training and practice provided. Find out about prices and more in my Flightline Safari review .

Roar & Snore Safari

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My personal favorite. Spend the night at Safari Park. You sleep in tents overlooking the Africa Plains exhibit. The location’s sandwiched between Elephant Valley and Lion Camp. You fall asleep to the low muttering (and sometimes trumpeting) of elephants and rise to roaring lions. Good food. Great keeper talks. And s’mores around a campfire. I’ve put more details about prices and what to expect in my Roar & Snore Safari review .

Ultimate Safari

Customize your Safari Park experience. Go behind the scenes. Meet animal ambassadors up close. Do it all with your own personal guide. And yes, they feed you too. Find out all about prices and what you can do in my Ultimate Safari review .

Closing Thoughts

I hope that you now have a better idea of what types of tours, attractions, encounters and entertainment that you get with your entry ticket. You can have a wonderful time and fill a whole day (or more) with just the activities that you get with your San Diego Safari Park admission ticket.

Nancy Ulrich

I'm nuts...about animals, polymer clay, mixed media art & husband Bob. Happily planted in San Diego among good friends, family that I would have chosen if given the choice and optimism for a bountiful future for us all.

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Save time: pre-purchase your tickets online , then bypass the front gate when you arrive, and come right in to start your Safari Park adventure!

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a smoke-free facility.

Stroller Rentals: Strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance. Availability and price subject to change without notice. You are welcome to bring your own stroller. Rental Prices:  Stroller single: $16 Stroller double: $20

Wheelchair and ECV Rentals: Manual wheelchairs and ECVs (Electronic Conveyance Vehicles) are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance. Availability and price subject to change without notice. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or ECV. Rental ECVs cannot be accommodated on our shuttles or Africa Tram. Please refer to our Guide for Guests with Disabilities for more information. Rental Prices: Manual wheelchair:  $16 ECV:  $60

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs): For your convenience, ATMs are located at the front entrance (just before the entrance turnstiles), at Park Base, and on the elevator deck.

Kennels:  There are no kennels provided for pets, comfort animals or emotional support animals. We do not offer kennel service at either park. If you will require kennel service during your visit, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page, so we may provide a list of local kennels.  

Lost and Found:  Please visit Park Base if you have lost an item or child. Open daily to closing. After closing, you can inquire about lost items by leaving a voicemail at 619-231-1515, ext. 5267 or via email at [email protected] .

First Aid:  Please visit Park Base. 

Information, Inquiries Regarding Public Transit, and Plant Identification:   Please visit Park Base.

San Diego Zoo App: Navigating the Safari Park has never been easier! Follow the map to find directions to your favorite animal at either the Safari Park or the San Diego Zoo. The GPS-enabled app map will keep you on the right path. Download the app for iPhone or Android.

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Day Pass ( Book Now ) All day access to Dubai Safari Park to explore the Al Wadi area, the African, Asian and Explorer Villages and the Kids Farm.  Also includes the following experiences:

  • 10 minute Arabian Desert Safari
  • All Live Presentation throughout the day
  • All animal feeding sessions throughout the day (Giraffe Feeding extra)
  • Any educational talks and workshops (as per the schedule)  

Day Pass+  ( Book Now ) As per the Day Pass ticket PLUS:

  • Train Service around the park throughout the day
  • Reserved seating in all the Live Presentation throughout the day  

Safari Journey  ( Book Now ) All day access to Dubai Safari Park to explore the Al Wadi area, the African, Asian and Explorer Villages and the Kids Farm.  Also includes the following experiences:

  • 35 minute Guided Safari Journey bus tour
  • All Live Presentation throughout the day

Safari Journey+  ( Book Now )

As per the Safari Journey ticket PLUS:

  • Reserved seating in all the Live Presentation throughout the day

Night Pass (SOON) Enjoy the pleasant environment of Dubai Safari Park at Al Wadi, African Village Plaza, Explorer Village Plaza, and Arabian Desert Safari (10 minutes’ by electrical vehicle), in addition to restaurants and food trucks. Note: this ticket is with limited animal viewing.

Free admission for:

- Children below 3 years old (Identity card is required upon entry)

- People of Determinations are eligible for free Day Pass ticket for self + 1 companion. (POD ticket can be availed at the tickets counter upon presentation of a valid POD card)

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King of Safari ( Book Now )

This is a VIP luxury package provided to those who want an extra special experience. The guests will get treated like a “King” in a chauffeur driven vehicle along with a personal guide to provide them with all the knowledge and interesting facts about our incredible animal collection. They will also get priority access into all our amazing experiences and exhibits, as well as reserved seating at all our live presentations throughout the day.  (this package is for groups of up to 10 guests)

*Booking has to be made 3 days in advance, and it is subject to availabilty.

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Behind the Scenes  ( Book Now )

An amazing and exclusive experience where our guests go “behind the scenes” here at Dubai Safari Park to witness where all the action happens. Our guests will get the chance to meet our animal caretakers and learn firsthand about the special care given to our incredible animal collection. This experience will also give our guests the opportunity to feed our Elephants or Giraffes as well as brushing the formidable White Rhinoceros. (this package is for groups of up to 10 guests)

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An incredibly unique experience where our guests get the opportunity to take a meal in the park in the company of one of our amazing and exotic animals (this package is for groups of up to 6 guests)

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Includes: One visit to the San Diego Zoo®, Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram, and all regularly scheduled experiences. Experiences above subject to availability.

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Spend an hour or stay the day! Your paid admission grants access to the Safari Drive-Thru & Safari Village Walk-Thru for the entire day. Present your receipt to re-enter the park.

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Law enforcement, active duty, and retired military receive a $4.00 discount on each paid admission *.

Law Enforcement, Active Duty, and Retired Military must show valid identification

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No Animals Allowed

No Outside Animal Feed Allowed

No Smoking or Vaping Allowed, except in the designated area

Minivan Sliding Doors MUST Remain Closed in Drive-Thru Section of the Park

Guest must stay in vehicles at all times while on the Safari Drive-thru.

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Looking to find out Dubai Safari Park tickets prices? Find information regarding various ticket types and their prices below

Book your tickets online and secure your spot. For tips, recommendations & information visit the link here .

Park Entrance Only

For families and individuals who would like to spend half a day at Dubai safari park, this is the perfect ticket option.

  • Al Wadi Area
  • African Village
  • Explorer Village
  • Asian Village
  • Arabian Desert Safari
  • Train services and reserved seats in the live shows
  • Safari Journey Bus Tour

Price: Adult: AED 50, Child: AED 20

Park Entrance Plus

This entrance ticket includes access to all zones along with a reservation of seats at live shows. Train services around the park to avoid walking around are included as well. Especially recommended for families with younger children.

Price: Adult: AED 75, Child: AED 45

Safari Journey Package

Looking to spend an entire day with your loved ones at Dubai Safari Park? This is one of the best options which would give your family and loved ones an experience of a lifetime.

Price: Adult: AED 85, Child: AED 30

Safari Journey Plus Package

This is an inclusive package that includes access to everything excluding the special experiences. It is the perfect way to feel like a VIP.

  • Special Experiences

Price: Adult: AED 110, Child: AED 55

Dubai Safari Park Opening Hours & Timings

Dubai Safari Park is open every day.

  • Monday 9 am–5 pm, 6–10 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am–5 pm, 6–10 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am–5 pm, 6–10 pm
  • Thursday 9 am–5 pm, 6–10 pm
  • Friday 9 am–5 pm, 6 pm–12 am
  • Saturday 9 am–12 am
  • Sunday 9 am–5 pm, 6 pm–12 am

Dubai Safari Park Location

It is located in Al Warqa 5, on the highway to Al Aweer. It is 15 minutes away from Downtown Dubai and 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.

Directions to the venue:  https://goo.gl/maps/7fhBi8R8KvUJgUyKA

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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Discounts & Coupons

LAST UPDATE: 3/29/24

The world-renowned San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are on opposite ends of San Diego County but are both operated by the San Diego Zoological Society.

There are many promotions that can save you money on your visit to the Zoo or Safari Park. Check below for the latest San Diego Zoo discounts and  San Diego Zoo Safari Park discounts .

If you need tickets to the San Diego Zoo or the Safari Park and other Southern California attractions , it’s worth checking out the available multi-attraction ticket discounts under both attractions to see if they can save you extra money. Be sure to compare the final cost of a multi-park pass to the combined cost of the individual tickets; the best deal varies depending on the specific attractions and the discounts that are currently available.

All offers are subject to change without notice. Always call ahead and confirm before driving out of your way to take advantage of a particular offer! 

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  • Discounts on Multi-Attraction Tickets that include the San Diego Zoo

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  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gate Prices
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  • Discounts on Multi-Attraction Tickets that include the Safari Park

Please note: San Diego Zoo charges a $2.00 fee per ticket for online orders.

1-Day “Any Day” Pass is $72 per adult (age 12 and up) and $62 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes admission plus unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus and Skyfari Aerial tram (if available). This ticket costs $2 more if purchased at the gate. 

1-Day “Value Days” Pass is $68 per adult (age 12 and up) and $58 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes admission on Value Days (blackout days include weekends, late March/early April and most holidays), plus unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus and Skyfari Aerial tram (if available). This ticket costs $6 more if purchased at the gate.

1-Day “Any Day” Pass Plus is $79 per adult (age 12 and up) and $69 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes all features of Any Day Pass, plus admission to 4D Theater Experience. This ticket costs $2 more if purchased at the gate. 

1-Day “Value Days” Pass Plus is $75 per adult (age 12 and up) and $65 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes all features of Value Days Pass ( see above ), plus admission to 4D Theater Experience.This ticket costs $6 more if purchased at the gate.

2-Visit Pass is $124 per adult (age 12 and up) and $114 per child (age 3-11) and includes two 1-Day Passes that can be used at the San Diego Zoo and/or San Diego Safari Park.

San Diego 3-for-1 Pass is $199 per adult (age 10 and up) and $189 per child (age 3-9) and includes one admission to each of San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari and SeaWorld San Diego. Must be used by the same person within seven consecutive days from the first visit.

San Diego Resident Membership , valid only for those who live in San Diego County, is $99 per adult (age 18-64) and $89.10 per Senior (age 65+). Includes limited weekday admission with blockout dates to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park for one full year (excluding weekends and holidays); 2 coupons for 50% off regular admission to either park; 5% off food and merchandise and other benefits.

San Diego Resident Premium Membership , valid only for those who live in San Diego County, is $129 per adult (age 18-64) and $116.10 per Senior (age 65+). Includes unlimited admission to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park for one full year; 2 coupons for 50% off regular admission to either park; 5% off food and merchandise and other benefits. 

Wildlife Protector Membership is $149 per adult (age 18-64) and $134.10 per Senior (age 65+). Includes limited admission with blockout dates to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park for one full year; 1 FREE guest pass; FREE parking at the Safari Park; special early hours; 2 coupons for 50% off regular admission to either park; 10% off food and merchandise and other benefits.

Wildlife Protector Premium Membership is $169 per adult (age 18-64) and $152.10 per Senior (age 65+). Includes unlimited admission to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park for one full year; 1 FREE guest pass; FREE parking at the Safari Park; special early hours; 2 coupons for 50% off regular admission to either park; 10% off food and merchandise and other benefits. 

Wildlife Explorer Youth Membership is $74 per child (age 3-17). Includes unlimited admission to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park for one full year.

Additional levels of membership are available, see their website for details.

Parking at the Zoo is free.

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Undercover Tourist, a great ticket vendor we’ve recommended for many years, offers significant discounts on San Diego Zoo tickets and tickets for other California and Florida attractions. We really like Undercover Tourist because they constantly strive to have both the best prices and best customer service in the business. That’s a tall order, but we have years of experience and feedback from our readers that tells us they really deliver!

  • Get great deals on San Diego Zoo tickets and other attraction tickets from Undercover Tourist!

Exclusive Discounts for MouseSavers Newsletter Subscribers

Undercover Tourist offers its best prices to subscribers to the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and Hot Deals announcements! By using the exclusive link located in every monthly MouseSavers Newsletter, you always get an extra discount on most tickets, and the lowest prices Undercover Tourist offers, across the board! In addition, Undercover Tourist puts a handful of individual tickets on sale every month, and those tickets are offered only to Hot Deals subscribers! (It’s a different set of tickets every month, and can include any combination of Disneyland, Walt Disney World and/or other California or Florida attractions.) The MouseSavers Newsletter and the Hot Deals emails also contain exclusive hotel and other discounts not found anywhere else. Remember, it’s completely FREE.

  • Sign up today for the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter and optional FREE Hot Deals emails!   The main newsletter comes out on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and the Hot Deals announcement with the special Undercover Tourist sale prices comes out on the final Monday of each month (or the next business day). We do not send out the private links separately from the newsletters, so please plan ahead.

AAA is a loosely associated group of clubs that each cover a small geographical area, usually a single state or portion of a state. Different clubs have different offers, so it’s worth checking both your own AAA state club and the Southern California AAA club websites. To check your own state club, just go to AAA.com and you will be redirected (usually) to your local club. If you haven’t yet set up your online access, you’ll sometimes need to do that to see your local club’s discounts.

To check the Southern California site, use this link and enter zip code 92112. Once you get to the club home page, select the “Discounts & Rewards” tab and then select “Theme parks & attractions.” If a particular discount on the Southern California site involves booking online through the club site, you will usually need to be a Southern California member. Discounts that involve showing your card at the gate are available to any AAA member. If you can get to a Southern California AAA club office, you can usually take advantage of offers that must be bought in person, even if you’re a member of a different AAA club.

AAA members get 10% off a 1-Day Pass, and sometimes discounts on other things such as food or merchandise.

Costco.com sometimes offers a very good discount on San Diego Zoo tickets and you don’t have to be a Costco member to buy through their site. (Non-members pay a 5% surcharge, however.) There is a shipping charge when ordering from Costco.com.

Seniors (65 and older) get 15% off a 1-Day Pass. Available at the ticket booth only (not in advance).

Airline / Cruise Line Employee Ticket Discounts

Airline and cruise line employees presenting a company-picture identification badge or CLIA at the ticket windows receive a 10% discount off the 1-Day Pass.

Active duty military personnel with valid military ID card receive FREE regular admission. Spouses and dependents receive 10% discount on 1-Day Pass only. Valid military ID required. Available at the ticket booth only (not in advance).

Children ages 3-11 receive FREE regular admission to the Zoo during the entire month of October (must be accompanied by a paying adult). The Zoo’s Guided Bus Tour is not included with Kids’ Free entrance and must be purchased separately at the Zoo.

Discounts on Multi-Attraction Passes that include the San Diego Zoo

If you know you want to visit other attractions as well as San Diego Zoo, there are a number of discount pass options available that can save you a lot of money, and eliminate the hassle of buying all of your tickets individually. We’ve scouted out some of the best discounts you can find from reputable companies and describe them here. For more details and pricing, just select the pass name.

Go City San Diego All-Inclusive Pass

Balboa park multi-day explorer pass.

Go City San Diego All-Inclusive Pass allows you to visit as many attractions as you want within a set number of days (usually 3 to 7 days). You pay one discount price for the number of days you choose. These work well if you are visiting at least two major attractions plus some less expensive attractions. The more attractions you visit, the more you save.

Go City San Diego Pass : If you want to fit in as much as you can in 1 to 7-days using one simple pass for one price, consider this all-inclusive pass. This pass includes the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park , Legoland California ,  SeaWorld San Diego on 3+ day cards,  Knott’s Berry Farm , plus multiple other attractions in the San Diego area. Plus, MouseSavers readers get an extra 5% off total pass purchases!

If you also plan to visit Balboa Park, consider the Balboa Park Multi-Day Explorer Pass , which includes one admission to each of the 17 participating Balboa Park museums (valid for 7 consecutive days) and 1-day admission to the San Diego Zoo.

Looking for a place to stay near the San Diego Zoo ? Choices are plentiful in the San Diego area near the San Diego Zoo, and getting around San Diego is fairly easy by car. If you don’t have a place in mind, we suggest checking out the hotels below. Our recommendations are not the cheapest places you can find– there are plenty of those out there– but we feel they offer a very good value for your dollar. As with our Preferred Hotels for Walt Disney World (Florida) , we suggest accommodations that will enhance your stay while not breaking the bank. That said, if you are used to Orlando area pricing, you will be in for some sticker shock. Low rates for decent but average hotels start at around $80-$120/night, mid-range hotels start at around $120 and can run upwards to $275/night or higher in peak seasons.

The San Diego Zoo is located at 2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego. Zip code is 92101.

If you don’t know where to start, we suggest checking out:

  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown – 1.2 miles from the Zoo, 15 minute walk to USS Midway Museum; historic hotel with contemporary amenities.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown – easy walking distance to the Zoo and one block from the bay, new property with interior courtyards and heated rooftop pool. Note: self parking is not available – valet only.
  • Best Western Cabrillo Garden Inn – Good value option if you are on a tight budget. Great location, exterior corridor style hotel, includes free continental breakfast.

Hotel Websites

Sometimes the best offers are directly through the hotels’ own websites, and if you are a member of a specific loyalty program, you probably want to search across all of that hotel company’s brands. For example, Hilton owns DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Waldorf Astoria, etc. Here are links to the overall parent company websites where you can search their whole portfolio– use Balboa Park, San Diego, California to find hotels closest to the San Diego Zoo:

  • Hilton Hotels (DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Homewood Suites)
  • Marriott Hotels (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Courtyard, Fairfield, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites)
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)  (Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites)
  • Choice Hotels (Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites)
  • Wyndham Hotel Group (Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge)

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Regular Gate Prices

Please note: San Diego Zoo Safari Park charges a $2.00 fee per ticket for online orders.

1-Day “Any Day” Pass is $72 per adult (age 12 and up) and $62 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes admission plus the Africa Tram. This ticket costs $2 more if purchased at the gate.

1-Day “Value Days” Pass is $68 per adult (age 12 and up) and $58 per child (age 3-11), if purchased online in advance. It includes admission on Value Days (blackout days include weekends, late March/early April and most holidays), plus the Africa Tram. This ticket costs $6 more if purchased at the gate. 

Parking is $20 per vehicle; RV parking starts at $38. Preferred parking (available on weekends and holidays) starts at $38.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Admission Discounts

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Undercover Tourist, a great ticket vendor we’ve recommended for many years, offers significant discounts on San Diego Zoo Safari Park tickets and tickets for other California and Florida attractions. We really like Undercover Tourist because they constantly strive to have both the best prices and best customer service in the business. That’s a tall order, but we have years of experience and feedback from our readers that tells us they really deliver!

  • Get great deals on San Diego Zoo Safari Park tickets and other attraction tickets from Undercover Tourist!

Costco.com sometimes offers a very good discount on San Diego Zoo Safari Park discount tickets and you don’t have to be a Costco member to buy through their site. (Non-members pay a 5% surcharge, however.) There is a shipping charge when ordering from Costco.com.

Seniors (age 65 and older) get 15% off a 1-Day Pass. Available at the ticket booth only (not in advance).

In February 2024, seniors (age 65 and older) get FREE admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Parking is not included. Available at the ticket booth only (not in advance); must show valid ID. 

Children ages 3-11 receive FREE regular admission to the Safari Park during the entire month of October (must be accompanied by a paying adult). The Safari Park’s Africa Tram is included with Kids Free entrance.

Discounts on Multi-Attraction Passes that include the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you know you want to visit other attractions as well as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, there is a discount pass option available that can save you a lot of money, and eliminate the hassle of buying all of your tickets individually. 

  • Go City San Diego Pass

Dubai Zoo Safari Park

Dubai Zoo Safari Park Tickets

Experience the Wonders of Dubai Zoo Safari Park: Secure Your Tickets Now for an Unforgettable Adventure!

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Dubai Zoo Safari Park Visitor

3,000 animals, 78 species, all in a 119-hectare oasis. Meet rare creatures up close, enjoy spectacular shows, and savor delicious meals in the heart of Dubai’s wildlife paradise.

🦁 Exotic Encounters: Meet rare and exotic animals up close, from lions to giraffes, and engage in interactive encounters.

🎪 Spectacular Shows: Be amazed by thrilling animal shows featuring our talented stars, from birds to acrobats.

🍔 Delicious Dining: Savor delicious meals amidst lush greenery.

📅 Plan Your Visit: Dubai Safari Park, a grander vision since December 2017, promises unforgettable adventures. Book your tickets now and embrace the wild side of Dubai! 🎫🐾

There are currently two types of tickets to Dubai Zoo Safari Park: an Entry ticket and a ticket for Safari Journey:

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Entry Ticket to Dubai Safari Park

  • Entry to Dubai Safari Park
  • Access to African Village & Asian Village
  • Explorer Village (on your own/bus ride exclusive for Safari Journey Upgrade)
  • Access to Al Wadi
  • Access to Kids Farm
  • Live animal & bird shows

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Tickets to Dubai Safari Park with Safari Journey

  • Admission to Dubai Safari Park
  • 35-min guided Safari Journey
  • 10-min Arabian Desert Safari
  • Train service
  • Walking tour through Al Wadi
  • Access to the Explorer Village, African Village, & Asian Village

Currently, entry tickets aren’t available, but you can book a private Summer package for day or night. Check out the availability on the official website.

Dubai Zoo Safari Park Ticket Prices

The Entry ticket costs 45 AED or ~$12 USD. The upgraded ticket with the Safari Journey costs 80 AED or ~$22 USD. However, the park has been closed for the summer and is set to reopen in September 2023.

During the previous season, the Dubai Zoo ticket prices were the following:

Dubai Safari Park Timings

Pick the best time to visit Dubai Zoo Safari Park

Last entry at the main gate:

  • For ticket holders 4:00pm
  • For non ticket holders 3:30pm

Unfortunately, Dubai Safari Park with Safari Journey is temporarily closed for the summer and set to reopen in September. Meanwhile, you can book a private Summer Package for morning or night.

The morning package gets you a private adventure for two hours between 8 AM and 10 AM.

With the night package you can visit Dubai Zoo Safari Park privately between 6 PM and 8 PM.

Unique Experiences in Dubai Safari Park

Get up close to your favorite animals, learn more about them, and even feed some of them!

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Rhino Feeding

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Bird Feeding

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Safari Journey

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Giraffe Feeding

Dubai safari park areas, african village.

African village is packed with African animals of all sizes. From a huge African elephant and giraffe to a small meerkat, you will find them all here. Enjoy the true taste of Africa at Dubai Safari Park Zoo.

Arabian Desert Safari

Arabian Desert Safari is a drive-through attraction that features iconic species of the Arabian peninsula, like Arabian wolf, oryx, gazelle, etc.

Asian Village

Get ready for a wild ride at the Amazing Creatures of the World show! You’ll get to hang out with all sorts of cool animals doing their thing – soaring through the air, splashing around in the water, and strutting their stuff on land.

Explorer Village

This is the main attraction at the Dubai Safari Park. Hop on a comfortable bus and enjoy the one-in-a-lifetime drive-through experience, watching countless animals from all over the world! Also, a bird show and giraffe feeding experiences are waiting for you.

Dubai Safari Park Location

Dubai Zoo or Dubai Safari Park is located at Al Warqa 5, on the highway to Al Aweer. It is 15 minutes away from Downtown Dubai and 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.

Dubai Zoo Safari Park Photos

Check out some photos from the Dubai Zoo Safari Park from the visitors!

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Come for an Unforgettable Experience!

Unlike any zoo you’ve ever visited.

We have multiple options for you to maximize your park experience, so take a look at the options below and choose what’s best suited for you and your family!

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Skip the line and save $5 by purchasing online, save $5 when you book online, single day pass.

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  • Animal Feedings (5)
  • Splash Park Access*
  • Jungle Gym Access
  • Parking Included
  • Scheduled Daily Demos (Training, nutrition, etc)
  • Free Early Entry*
  • No Feeding Reservations Required
  • Cup of Llama/Goat Food
  • Happy Hour at Bar (2-4 PM)*
  • Souvenir Cup
  • Animal Trading Badge
  • Two Animal Experiences**

Save $10 by booking Monday – Thursday!

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** Our experience concierge will reach out to schedule our experiences for you after purchase. experiences for you.

Still not sure? Check out our blog to learn more about Tanganyika & plan your adventure!

Attention: the park will be closed  on the following dates: august 6 at 1pm and september 10 (private corporate party), there's more to discover..

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If at any point in their life, your child can't remember their trip to tanganyika we'll give you a refund, even if they're a hormone-riddled and digitally addicted teenager..

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Our 2024 Season is March 11 through mid-November

You will receive unlimited visits to Tanganyika during the season purchased, as well as loads of discounts around the park, and really great member benefits! Visit our Season Pass page to learn all the details and have all your questions answered so you can become a part of our Tanganyika Family today!

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Los Angeles Zoo – tickets, prices, discounts, animals, safari shuttle

Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo in LA’s Griffith Park is home to 2,200 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles across 270 species. 

The 133-acre Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens gets 1.8 million visitors annually. 

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Los Angeles Zoo.

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At Los Angeles Zoo, walk past various flora and fauna and soak yourself in tranquility in the lush green botanical gardens blooming with flowers. 

See amphibians, birds, mammals, fishes, invertebrates and reptiles.

From elephants and chimpanzees to monkeys, jaguars, tigers, otters, and gorillas, there are a lot of species to get up close with.

The Los Angeles Zoo tickets are available at the attraction and online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

Go to the Los Angeles Zoo booking page , select your preferred date and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase zoo tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone when you visit the attraction.

Remember to bring your official IDs.

Tickets for Los Angeles Zoo are priced at US$22 for all guests aged 13 to 61 years. 

Tickets for seniors over 62 years are discounted and are available at US$19.

Children between two and 12 years receive a discount and pay only US$17 to secure admission. 

Infants under one year of age get free admission.

Los Angeles Zoo tickets

Los Angeles Zoo tickets are timed, which means while booking, you must select the time of your visit. 

You can arrive at the zoo entrance up to 30 minutes after the time selected while booking. 

Once you book Los Angeles Zoo tickets, they get sent to your email. 

On the day of your visit, you can show your mobile ticket and walk in – no need to take a printout. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 to 61 years): US$22 Senior Ticket (62+ years): US$19 Child Ticket (2 to 12 years): US$17 Infant Ticket (up to 1 year): Free

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The Los Angeles Zoo is at the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State) and the 134 (Ventura) freeways. 

It is right opposite The Autry Museum of the American West.

Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States. Get Directions

By Metro Bus

Los Angeles Zoo lies along LA Metro bus line 96 route , which originates in Burbank and Downtown Los Angeles. 

From Downtown Los Angeles, the zoo is 15 km (9.6 miles). 

Bus no 96 takes approximately 40 minutes, while a taxi will drop you at the zoo entrance in 20 minutes. 

If you’re driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started.

The LA Zoo offers free car parking for all visitors.

Los Angeles Zoo is open from 10 am to 5 pm, every day of the year. 

The last entry is at 3.45 pm, and animals start to go in for the night at by 4 pm.

The zoo remains closed on Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

If you are visiting with kids, you may need around 3 hours to explore Los Angeles Zoo.

Children tend to linger longer around their favorite animal enclosures, attend feeding sessions, keeper talks and try out numerous experiences. 

Families that break for lunch tend to take more time.

However, if you are a bunch of adults and want to wrap up soon, you can cover most animal exhibits in 90 minutes. 

The best time to visit Los Angeles Zoo is when the attraction opens at 10 am.

There are four advantages of starting early – the animals are most active early in the morning, the temperatures are still moderate, the crowd is yet to get in, and you have the whole day to explore.

When you start early, you can participate in giraffe feedings at 11 am and see the World of Birds show scheduled for 12 and 2 pm.

We recommend weekdays for a peaceful visit because it gets crowded on weekends and school holidays.

California State is a wildlife lover’s destination. Read about the four best zoos in California .

Animals at Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles, representing more than 270 different species.

Of these, 58 animals are on the endangered list.

All these animals live in enclosures divided into three zones – Elephants of Asia, Rainforest of the Americas, and The Lair.

Elephants of Asia at LA Zoo

The Elephants of Asia is a sprawling, 6.56-acre exhibit. 

This area has more than three acres of outdoor space, bathing pools, a 20-foot waterfall, sandy hills, and other clever installations that keep the elephants active. 

This animal enclosure is so big that it has four viewing areas to find the best vantage point for viewing the animals. 

Chimpanzees at Rainforest of the Americas

The Rainforest of the Americas exhibit brings together all the species that live in rainforests worldwide, cohabiting and competing to maintain a balance.

A two-story Amazonian stilt house serves as the gateway to reach this animal enclosure.

The multi-species exhibit showcases all kinds of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

The 2.2-acre exhibit is dotted with lush foliage, intricate sculptures, and other architectural elements to create a memorable experience. 

The Liar at Los Angeles Zoo

The Lair at Los Angeles Zoo houses more than 60 species of Earth’s rarest reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

It is divided into six sections – the Damp Forest, Betty’s Bite and Squeeze, Care and Conservation, Arroyo Lagarto, Crocodile Swamp, and the Desert LAIR.

The LAIR consists of two distinct buildings and adjacent outdoor spaces, with a total of 49 habitats. 

All the habitats are themed with hand-painted murals of damp and misty forests, rainforest canopies, mountain vistas, and dry arid deserts to showcase the natural environments where the species live.

Don’t miss the Tomistomas, Painted River Terrapins, and the Indian gharial in the freshwater pools outside.

What to do at Los Angeles Zoo

The LA Zoo offers many experiences for both kids and adults. 

Safari Shuttle at LA Zoo

Safari Shuttle is a must-do activity during your Las Vegas Zoo visit. 

Safari Shuttle picks up passengers, circles the Zoo once, and returns to the Flamingo exhibit near the entrance. 

The zoo shuttle stops at six different places, where guests can get on and get off. 

The Safari Shuttle starts at 10 am and continues till 5 pm. The last trip departs at 3:30 pm.

The regular Los Angeles Zoo entry ticket doesn’t include access to the shuttle. 

Once you reach the zoo, you can book your shuttle trip. 

Cost of Safari Shuttle

Adult Ticket (13 to 59 years): US$5 Child Ticket (2 to 12 years): US$2 Senior Citizen Ticket (60+ years): US$2 Physically Disabled Ticket : US$2 Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free entry

World of Birds Show at LA Zoo

The World of Birds Show is almost 40 years old and is one of the oldest running shows at Los Angeles Zoo.

The free-flight show highlights the natural behaviors and exceptional abilities of more than 20 species of birds.

The World of Birds Show happens on weekdays (except Tuesdays) at 12 pm and 2 pm at Angela Collier World of Birds Theater.

The kid-friendly comedic and educational show, starring macaws, parrots, and hawks, lasts 15 minutes.

Zoo Keepers are responsible for the feeding and daily care of the animals.

The keepers know everything about their animals and their behaviors which is why keeper talks are an excellent opportunity to learn more. 

All through the day, keeper talks keep happening in different animal habitats. 

As soon as you reach the zoo, ask for the day’s schedule. 

Kids love feeding the Giraffe, which happens daily at 11 am and 2.30 pm.

To feed the zoo’s tallest resident, you must purchase three acacia stems – one of the Giraffe’s favorite foods, for $5.

Even as the Giraffes use their 14-inch tongues to snatch the leafy treats right from your hand, a zoo keeper stands nearby to share information about the animal. 

Flamingo Mingle at Los Angeles Zoo

Flamingo Mingle is an excellent opportunity to meet the zoo’s most colorful residents in the Flamingo habitat.

During this encounter, up to six guests spend 15 minutes with Greater Flamingos in their enclosure. 

You get to hand-feed the birds krill – a tiny, shrimp-like crustacean that gives flamingos their brilliant pink hue.

Flamingo Mingle is over and above the regular Los Angeles Zoo ticket and costs $25 per person.

The experience is available at 11 am and 12 pm, each day except for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 

The Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than a thousand animals, and the two Behind the Scenes tours are an opportunity to learn about the zoo’s support system. 

Wild Adventures Behind the Scenes tour costs $75 per person, and Wild Adventures Keys to the Zoo costs $150 per person. 

They usually take 90 minutes and focus on the Griffith Park institution’s habitat design, food storage systems, medical facilities, conservation efforts, etc. 

Los Angeles Zoo’s colorful Play Park is surrounded by lush trees and the cries of animals.

Kids get to climb various animal structures such as alligators, gorillas, elephants, etc.

The playground’s animal theme design is a hit with the kids, while the colorful shade structures provide relief to the parents.

The Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel at the Los Angeles Zoo features 62 artisan-crafted animal figures and two chariots for kids and adults to sit. 

The animal figures are as diverse as a Sumatran tiger, Komodo Dragon, Poison Dart Frog, Dung Beetle, Skunk, Silverback Gorilla, etc. 

Access to this endangered animal carousel is included in the regular tickets for Los Angeles Zoo.

At the California Condor Rescue Zone, visitors learn how the program increased the almost extinct bird population.

When the zoo started the program in 1982, California Condors’ world population was in the 20s, and the two decades since, it is in the 500s. 

Kid with goat in Muriel's Ranch

Muriel’s Ranch is Los Angeles Zoo’s petting zoo. 

Kids can get up close and personal with sheep and goats and even use brushes for grooming the animals.

Don’t miss the Animal Care Center nearby, where animals who need medical support land up. 

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With more than two thousand animals to see, it is wiser to have a copy of the Los Angeles Zoo’s map to navigate the various exhibits.

Besides the animal enclosures, a map also helps you identify visitor services such as restaurants, restrooms, kids parks, souvenir shops, etc.

Carrying the Los Angeles Zoo’s layout is highly recommended if you are traveling with kids because you won’t waste time finding the various exhibits, and in the process, get exhausted.

You can either download the map (4.4 Mb, pdf) or bookmark this page for later. 

The Los Angeles Zoo California has many food and drink sites, which we list below. 

Reggie’s Bistro is next to the International Marketplace gift shops and the zoo’s North American alligator, Reggie. It offers fresh salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, and kids’ meals. 

Sweet Treats is available at two locations – next to Zoo Grill and Mahale Café. They serve ice creams, Icee’s, cotton candy, popcorn, and sodas. 

Churro Factory serves the zoo’s famous hot cinnamon sugar churros. The food outlet’s churro sundae with chocolate sauce and whipping cream is also popular with wildlife lovers. 

Mahale Cafe has outdoor seating with fantastic views of the giraffe’s habitat. Guests can order pizza by the slice, grilled chicken, burger baskets, kids’ meals, hot dogs, salads, deli sandwiches, etc. Draft and canned beer are also available.

Zoo Grill offers hot and cold sandwiches, chicken tenders, healthy kids’ meals, specialty salads, etc. 

The other notable mentions are Fork in the Road, Café Pico, and Gorilla Grill.

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