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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road

About Us:

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.


To become a world leader of connecting people to wildlife and conservation.

Company Overview:

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.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Be sure to come here with some time on your hands! There is a whole lot to see here and it may warrant multiple trips! We walked around taking a look at the various animals before and later came back for a wedding. This is an absolutely wonderful place for a wedding, and highly recommend it! At the reception, they brought out some various animals for everyone to see up close. Afterward, food was brought out and I though for sure it had be catered from a high end restaurant. I asked where the steak and fish had come from and they replied that it had all in fact been prepared at the Safari Park! This just blew my mind. The steak was perfectly cooked and so tender, that I used a butter knife to cut it with ease. I had fish as well, and it was also perfectly cooked. This Safari Park is very versatile, and the staff very friendly. They make sure to have people around at different locations in case people are lost or have any questions. Check this place out, it's VERY worthwhile.

Brandon Rosen

Thursday, June 7, 2018
I prefer it here over the zoo in balboa park anyway. The enclosures are much bigger and the animals are much happier. It seems like they’re a lot more active as well. The cheetah run is a must see and usually only happens once a day so don’t miss it! Also don’t miss the tram ride! Walkabout Australia is a nice add and I can’t wait to see what they do to make it better! Also it doesn’t hurt that alcohol and local beer is sold throughout the park!

Brian Hook

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Excellent place to visit. Keep in mind in summer temps get to 90 to 105°f on average. Great way to see animals in environments similar to their own. Good amount of exercise, since you'll walk 6 to 8 miles during your visit. Lines will get long during summer months for tram. If you want to see cheetah run, you need to get to area about an hour ahead to get decent spot for viewing. If you plan on getting a pass, then getting refillable souvenir cup might be worth it as refills are a little over a dollar.

Monique Poole

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Great place to visit with kids, family and friends. They say, "All proceeds (from the over priced food and drinks) go towards the animals." Hopefully it's true. Call to be sure, but I think you can pack snacks and take them in. The tigers we're magnificent. The gorillas were amazing. The playful watering play places were surprising. Everywhere you turn there's something new to discover. You'll have a great time.

T Hodges

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
So I'm disabled, can't walk far but they have a plan for that. Only thing, don't like lizards and stuff in entrance in cashed. Take your kids out side on a nature walk. 🦋 exhibit was the bomb, we just don't need to be checked for butterflies escaping on our clothes like 5 times by before we exit. Felt like I was in a jail w teenage children checking me for drugs upon leaving visitation, 5 X. Please get more Adult drink venues. I'm a 56 year old kid that doesn't have any, but loves kids and worked in pediatrics for years. Calm down, fun park, well run. Again, how more people my age. Quit discriminating about age. We're the people making you the $😉

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