Summer Safari 2018

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March 23–May 12

In this much-anticipated annual celebration, you can walk through a greenhouse filled with thousands of butterflies of all colors and sizes. Wear bright colors, and you may find the winged wonders perching on you! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided. Don’t let this magical moment flutter by without you!

Activities

  • Young boy with giant owl butterfly on his right eye.
    Priority Viewing Tickets
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Priority butterfly viewing is available for an additional fee. Inquire at the Priority Viewing ticket booth.

  • Paper-white butterfly resting on a child's wrist.
    Treats for Butterflies
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Stay very still as you hold a special, approved treat, and get an up-close and personal view of the butterfly eating out of your hand! Butterfly food may be purchased at the Priority Viewing ticket booth. Feeding times vary as butterfly appetites dictate. Sorry, no outside food items allowed.

  • Large butterfly sitting on a young girl's shoulder.
    Butterfly Jungle and Friends Behind-the-Scenes Safari

    Times: 8 to 10 a.m.

    During this unique two-hour walking tour, our knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the inhabitants of Butterfly Jungle—without the wait! You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes visit with Rodrigues fruit bats and their keeper, exclusive access to Lorikeet Landing, where you will have the opportunity to feed our friendly lorikeets, and an up-close meeting with some of our ambassador animals and their trainers. Prices start at $119 per person. Learn more, then check for availability and reserve your spot for a marvelous morning of memory making.

Contests

  • A pair of paperwhite butterflies on a purple flower.
    Butterfly Jungle Instagram Contest

    Share your Butterfly Jungle memories on Instagram with #ButterflyJungle for a chance to WIN A FLIGHTLINE SAFARI FOR FOUR.

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Dining

  • Postman butterfly
    Butterfly Jungle Preview Dinner

    Times: March 22, 2019: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    Experience Butterfly Jungle before it officially opens to the public! Enjoy exclusive viewing of the butterflies—followed by a delectable four-course, spring-inspired dinner and a presentation on butterflies by a Safari Park bird keeper.

    Cost is $69.95 per person, plus tax and parking.
    For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online.

  • Blue Morpho
    Butterfly Jungle Breakfast

    Times: April 14, 2019; 7:30 to 9 a.m.

    The early riser gets a great butterfly view! Come view our beautiful butterflies before the Park opens, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in Mombasa Pavilion.

    Cost is $50 person; nonmembers add Safari Park admission. Tax and parking not included. For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online.

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