WE'RE OPEN!

As outdoor destinations, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park remain open!

Due to current social distancing procedures, expect a wait time to enter the Safari Park during peak periods. Health screen required for all guests prior to Park entry. No same-day re-entry permitted.

POPULAR TIMES AND CURRENT WAIT TIME ▸

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Balloon Safari

baby bear

GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP & SAVE $15

Your gift membership offers a lifetime of memories and your loved ones will experience the special wonder of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park when you give a gift membership today.

Your gift not only cares for countless animals and plants at the Zoo and Safari Park, it protects and saves critically endangered species around the globe relying on us to survive.

Discounts and offers vary by membership type and cannot be combined. Gift recipients must reside within ZIP codes 91900-92899. Memberships valid through 12/31/2021. 

3 southern white rhinos with balloon lifting in the background

Enjoy unbelievable views shared only by the birds that soar over the Safari Park's grounds! Modeled after the hot air balloon tours of the Serengeti, the Balloon Safari tethered helium balloon rises silently 400 feet. Spend 10 to 12 minutes in the sky over the Safari Park.

The best time to fly is 9 a.m. to noon; approximate hours are 9 a.m. to dusk. Prices vary, depending on peak times and days; please inquire when at the Park. Due to social distancing, capacity may be limited.

Please note: Balloon Safari is subject to closure during inclement weather.