Early Hours at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

In recognition of your support through one of our donor clubs, San Diego Zoo Global has a unique opportunity for you to enjoy the early morning sights and sounds at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

San Diego Zoo

Enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the Zoo an hour before it opens to the general public. This exclusive opportunity takes place the second Saturday of each month between 8 and 9 a.m.

  • December 9, 2017
  • January 13, 2018
  • February 10, 2018
  • March 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • May 12, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • August 11, 2018
  • September 8, 2018
  • October 13, 2018
  • November 10, 2018
  • December 8, 2018

Present your donor club membership card at the Zoo's main entrance beginning at 8 a.m. 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Take a ride on our Africa Tram and get a glimpse of giraffes, rhinos, and a wide variety of other animals as you rise and shine together on this early morning tour.

  • January 20, 2018
  • April 21, 2018*
  • July 21, 2018
  • October 20, 2018

Present your donor club membership card at the Safari Park's main entrance beginning at 8 a.m. Exclusive Africa Tram tours depart from African Outpost between 8 and 9 a.m.

*Early entrance only applies to the Africa Tram and does not include early entrance to other Park activities, including Butterfly Jungle entrance.

Admission Requirements

Early Hours are complimentary for Keeper's Club, Curator's Club, Director's Club, President's Club and Circle donors. Because of our program capacity, admission is limited to:

  • The 2 adults listed on the Keeper's Club, Curator's Club or Director's Club membership or the single adult Keeper's Club, Curator's Club and Director's Club member listed on the membership and 1 accompanying guest.
  • President's Clubs and Circle donors along with the associated guests permitted to accompany the member on each of their visits to the Zoo and Safari Park. Please refer to the back of your membership card for accompanying guest benefits.
  • Koala Club members within the immediate family of the attending Keeper's Club, Curator's Club, Director's Club, President's Clubs or Circle donor may also attend.

Please note: Because of the large number of attendees, guest passes and admission tickets cannot be redeemed for Early Hours. Programs subject to change without notice. Other activities at the Zoo and Safari Park may take place during Early Hours. Some animals may not be on exhibit, or some exhibits may be closed. Access to Panda Trek is not available during Early Hours.

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