Sundown Summer Safari
June 10 - July 30
Join us Mondays and Tuesdays from June 10 through July 30, when you can stay until 8 p.m. to enjoy special entertainment and food.
Village Fun FestLocation: Nairobi Village
Our roaming crew of entertainers are delightful to watch—and fun to interact with. From stilt walkers and street performers to interactive "minute to win it" games, there’s lots to see and do!
Bubble ShowLocation: Tembo Stadium
Times: 4 and 6 p.m.
Floating, shimering, bobbing, and streaming—bubbles are a blast! Make your way to Tembo Stadium in Elephant Valley for this fun, interactive show about bubbles.
Wildlife WondersLocation: Benbough Amphitheater
Times: 5 p.m.
Discover some of our amazing animal ambassadors in action, and find out what makes them so special. Along the way, you'll discover how they connect to our conservation efforts and get a glimpse of how we train our furred and feathered friends.
Sundown Cheetah RunLocation: Shiley's Cheetah Run/Lion Camp
Times: 7 p.m.
Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal, doing what it does best: run! This is a unique, jaw-dropping experience for all guests that's included with Park admission. During Shiley's Cheetah Run, the sleek cat races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows it to really stretch its legs and reach maximum speed of about 70 miles per hour.
Sundown Cheetah SafariLocation: Shiley's Cheetah Run/Lion Camp
Times: 6:40 p.m.
For an extra-special experience during Sundown Summer Safari only, Sundown Cheetah Safari offers a refreshing adult or non-alcoholic beverage, private animal encounter, and reserved, trackside seating to watch this same lightning-quick cheetah, just feet away, as it whooshes by, followed by an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity with the cheetah and trainer!
Times: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Meet some of our special animal ambassadors as their trainers share fascinating information and stories.
Animal Ambassador Stage: Continuous from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Near Benbough Amphitheater: 12:30 p.m. (15 minutes)
Okavango Outpost Lawn: 2 p.m. (15 miinutes)
Members Monday Wine SpecialLocation: Kijamii Overlook
San Diego Zoo Global members*, this one's for you! Enjoy a bottle of wine and two entrees along with a sweeping view of giraffes, rhinos, antelope and other African animals at the Watering Hole at Kijamii Overlook. Price: $50.
*Membership card and identification required.
Tuesdays are for tacos! Pick some up and take $1 off at Congo Kitchen, Samburu Terrace, Lion Cart, or the Watering Hole.