Butterfly Jungle 2019

Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Each weekend holds special interactive activities and memory-making experiences that connect kids with wildlife and nature—so, go wild!


  • African Grey Parrot
    Animal Tales
    Location: Discovery Station
    Times: Weekends only; 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    Children of all ages, along with their favorite grownup, will enjoy an animal story as shared by our enthusiastic educators. You’ll even meet a real live animal!

  • Mariachi band.
    Afternoon Magic and More
    Location: Safari Base Camp
    Times: 2 to 6 p.m. (continuous)

    As you explore Safari Base Camp from 2 to 6 p.m. each weekend, you'll be surpised and delighted by some of our talented roving entertainers. Lively mariachi and interactive dancers, stilt walkers, skeleton animal puppets, and a magic show round out a day of family fun.

  • Young child holding paper tube up to eye.
    Discover and Do
    Location: Safari Base Camp
    Times: Weekends only; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The colors, patterns, and shapes of animals at the Safari Park are frequent sources of inspiration to young artists. At this spot, kids can channel that inspiration; our enthusiastic educators have put together special activities and crafts just for Kids Free Month. Stop by, and discover what kinds of fun we have in store. You might even help us make enrichment items for some of our animals!

  • Keeper Talks
    Location: Throughout the Park
    Times: Weekends only; see times below

    During Kids Free month, some of our keepers will share interesting information and fun stories about the animals they know so well. Each weekend, keepers will chat about these animals at their exhibits.

    11 a.m.: Condors

    11:30 a.m.: Lions

    11:45 a.m.: Tigers

    Noon: Chilean Flamingos

    1 p.m:. Lemurs (Lemur Walk)

    2:30 p.m.: Bats

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