The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.


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Firefighter Appreciation

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As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.


Thank you firefighters

Firefighter Appreciation Month

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park would like to thank our hard-working firefighters who help to protect people, animals, and structures across our region. We are grateful for their commitment to our safety!

To express our gratitude, we are providing free admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to active-duty firefighters for the entire month of September—and up to six accompanying family members or friends get 10 percent off the 1-Day Pass admission. Present an active firefighter ID card with photo (i.e. department ID or Union ID) plus a personal ID at any Safari Park ticket window to gain entry.

Tickets are valid for same day use only at the Safari Park, located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Thank you for your service! We look forward to seeing you at the Safari Park.

For additional information on Firefighter Appreciation Month at the Safari Park, see the Seasonal Events section of the Park's FAQ page.

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