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San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Are Open!

In following the guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are now open. As outdoor destinations, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park continue to follow all local, state, and federal guidelines.

 

Reservations Required

Due to COVID-19, in order to keep our community safe during this time and in anticipation of high demand, the San Diego Zoo has implemented a reservation system required for entry. 

All visitors ages 3 and up are required to have either a ticket, or a membership and a reservation. In addition, health screenings are required for all guests prior to Zoo entry. Expect wait times during busy peak periods. No same-day re-entry permitted. Entrance for visitors without a reservation is subject to temporary reduced daily attendance limits and reservation availability. Make a member reservation or purchase online now.

Please choose an option below:

FOR MEMBERS

Watch this video for tips on making your Zoo reservation.

I Need a Member Reservation for the Zoo

• Members with a valid membership need to make a date-specific reservation here. Limit six (6) reservations per transaction.

• San Diego Resident and Wildlife Protector levels, please ensure you are not reserving blockout dates

• Upon receipt of email, please read instructions, open and print or present PDF attachment for entrance.

• Both your reservation and membership card must be presented to enter the Zoo.

• If you cannot visit on your selected day, please make a new reservation for another day.

I Need to Buy or Renew a Membership

Members who need to purchase or renew a membership can complete their purchase or renewal and make a date-specific reservation by phone.

For Tickets

Watch this video for tips on purchasing your ticket.

I Need to Buy Tickets

Guests who purchase date-specific tickets in advance do not need a separate entry reservation. Your ticket will serve as your reservation and must be presented to enter the Zoo. Note: Busy days will fill up quickly.  Purchase your ticket today and secure your entry!

Upon receipt of email, please read instructions, open and print or present PDF attachment for entrance.

I Already Have Tickets

Guests who already possess a ticket do not need a separate entry reservation—your ticket will serve as your reservation and must be presented to enter the Zoo.

No Additional Action is required.
Note: Does not apply to Membership. Members, please click here for reservations. 

Reservation Information

Do I need a reservation to visit the Zoo or Safari Park?

All visitors ages 3 and up require a ticket or membership and reservation to visit. Please have your admission ticket or valid membership card and reservation ready to present prior to entry. There may still be a wait to enter the Zoo and Park at the health screening line, especially on busy days. To pre-purchase a ticket or make your member reservation, please click here for the Zoo or Safari Park.

I’m a member. Do I need a reservation for a specific day to visit the Zoo or Safari Park?

Yes! All member visitors ages 3 and up, including members and their guests, will require a valid form of membership admission and reservation for Zoo and Safari Park entrance. Please have your reservation and membership card ready at the turnstile. There may still be a wait to enter the Zoo and Safari Park at the health screening line, especially on busy days. To make your member reservation, please click here for the Zoo or Safari Park.

I’m Active Duty military. What do I need to visit?

Active Duty military, with a valid ID, do not require a ticket or a reservation. Valid military ID must be presented at time of arrival. All guests who are accompanying Active Duty military, ages 3 or older, are required to have a ticket, or a membership and reservation. You can purchase discount tickets on a local base, or at our ticket windows upon arrival. Your ticket will serve as your reservation.

What if I don’t have a ticket or a reservation when I arrive at the Zoo or Safari Park?

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Zoo and Safari Park are operating with limited capacity. Visitors without a pre-purchased ticket and members without a date-specific reservation may be turned away because of capacity limits. To pre-purchase a ticket or make your member reservation, please click here for the Zoo or Safari Park.

As a member, can I make several reservations on different days?

Yes, as long as there is availability when you make your reservation. As a courtesy to all visitors, we ask that you only reserve the days you plan to visit. To pre-purchase a ticket or make your member reservation, please click here for the Zoo or Safari Park. Note: limit six (6) reservations per transaction.

Can I make a reservation on the same day I want to visit?

We highly recommend you purchase tickets or confirm your member reservation in advance, to secure your admission on the day of your choice. Please reserve online now for the Zoo or Safari Park. Visitors without a pre-purchased ticket and members without a date-specific reservation may be turned away because of capacity limits.

What if I already made a reservation and need to change or cancel my reservation? 

If you cannot visit on your selected day, please make a new reservation for another day. Please visit us online to make a new reservation at https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/reservations or https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/reservations.

Will holidays and weekends be busier at the Zoo and the Safari Park?

Yes! Guests can expect fewer people on non-holiday weekdays, and more people on holidays and weekends. All visitors ages 3 and up require a ticket or membership and reservation. Please purchase and confirm your reservation today for the Zoo or Safari Park.
  
What if my selected date is not available when making a reservation?

Some days will fill up more quickly than others. Please check the calendar and select another day.

How long do you expect to use a reservation system for Zoo and Safari Park entry?

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing protocols, we expect to utilize a reservation system until further notice.

With a reservation, will I still have to wait to enter the Zoo or Safari Park?

All guests are required to pass through health screening prior to entry. Although you have a ticket or reservation, there may still be a wait to enter the Zoo and Park at the health screening line, especially on busy days.

What time should I arrive at the Zoo or Safari Park if I have a reservation?

You can arrive anytime between the scheduled opening time and the closing time on your selected day.