Do you offer a Military discount?

Yes!  Military discounts are valid every day of the year, including ALL holidays!  Visit as often as you wish!

Active duty U.S. Armed Forces personnel* receive all the benefits of our 1-Day Pass admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park upon presenting a Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniformed Services ID Card at our gates. Complimentary admission is reserved exclusively for active duty service members upon presenting valid ID.

Military spouses and eligible dependents receive a 10% discount off the 1-Day Pass at both the Zoo and Safari Park and do not need to be accompanied by an active duty member of the Armed Forces.  Just show your valid dependent ID card at any ticket window! 

Retirees and veterans:  We do not offer a discount, having already done so during one's years of active service; however, we work with MWR Departments on board local military installations to offer discount packages for U.S. military families, retirees, veterans and others. Prices charged at individual U.S. military base ticket offices for Zoo and Safari Park tickets may be lower than the 10% discount price offered to qualified dependents at our ticket windows.  Please contact your military MWR Ticket Office for discount requirements on ticket purchases.

At the Zoo, the 1-Day Pass includes Zoo admission with unlimited use of Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, Skyfari aerial tram, and all exhibits and shows.  At the Safari Park, the 1-Day Pass includes Park admission with unlimited use of the Africa Tram and all exhibits and shows.  (Safari Park parking is not free.)


*Includes active duty members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; members of the Reserve components (Ready Reserve, National Guard, and Reservists in training); and cadets of service academies and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

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