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

All you need to know about San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopening


The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are reopening their doors on June 20, 2020. During the initial reopening phase. You will be able to experience wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats, and take part in fun, educational activities that bring you closer to the natural world.



Each park will operate with limited on-grounds capacity and reduced hours of operation, with limited shopping, dining, and other experiences available at both parks.


You can expect smaller crowds on weekdays, but may have to wait for admission on busier weekends. Entry to the parks will be on a first-come, first-served basis until they reach their daily reduced on-grounds attendance limit. Once the on-grounds attendance limit is reached, as guests exit the parks, the same number of waiting guests will be admitted. 



As you approach the Zoo's entrance, you will see signs in green or orange. Watch for them throughout the Zoo to remind you of safe practices, and how to navigate the grounds. 


At the Zoo, you will visit a Welcome Tent to answer a few brief health screening questions before you enter the turnstiles. At the Safari Park, you will answer health screening questions upon arrival in the parking lot.


Bring a protective mask covering your mouth and nose, except for when dining, for each member of your family. You are also required to maintain a six-foot distance between you and other people.


Some experiences, programs, and animal viewing areas may be closed but there is still plenty to see and do! Tickets for tours, Safaris, and other premium experiences can be purchased before you arrive. 


Zoo parking will be limited. At the Safari Park, the $15 general parking fee will be waived initially, and paid parking will resume later. 


To find out more about the restrictions and reopening of both Zoos, click here.