Kids Free in October

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Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission. October Kids Free entrance at the Safari Park includes admission, the Africa Tram, and scheduled shows. Each weekend holds special interactive activities and memory-making experiences that connect kids with wildlife and nature—so, go wild!

For more information about Kids Free, see our Seasonal Events FAQs.

Entertainment

  • 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!

  • Folklorico dancers
    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 mariachis 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.

    Interact with our Education team, and discover what you can do to end extinction in the next generation.

  • 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

  • Nola Dia de los Muertos coloring page.
    Coloring Contest
    Location: Discovery Station

    Calling all kids! Grab your crayons, colored pencils, markers, watercolors—whatever you like to use—and make your mark in the Kids Free Coloring Contest. Get more details and a link to download the coloring page here, or pick one up at the Park, make it beautiful, then turn it in at Discovery Station (or mail it to us) for a chance to win a reusable bag and  a plush animal. Terms and Conditions.

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