Giraffes at the Safari Park

Guest Code of Conduct

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming, family friendly environment for its members and guests. We value and seek the strengths of human variety with respect to ethnicity, age, culture, gender, personal values and beliefs, physical abilities, religion, and sexual orientation. We are committed to a world where all life thrives.

To promote a positive, enjoyable experience for all our team members, guests, and wildlife in our care, we have established this guest code of conduct. SDZWA requires all individuals on grounds to follow these rules and guidelines, and adhere to local, state, and federal laws. We expect guests to show common courtesy to fellow guests and our team members by showing respect to others and contributing to a welcoming and family friendly environment. We ask all guests to contribute by refraining from using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive, or offensive behavior; to act responsibly; and respect the rights and dignity of others.

SDZWA reserves the right to prohibit any activity that it determines may be harmful or disruptive, in its sole and absolute discretion. SDZWA further reserves the right to deny admission, prevent entry, or require a person already admitted to leave any SDZWA property, facility, or any party thereof, without refund, liability, or compensation, or other appropriate action(s) for failure to comply with any of these rules, for unsafe, illegal,or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security, or order, or if we consider that thecircumstances otherwise so require, in our sole and absolute discretion.

Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times. SDZWA reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other guests.

Please be courteous and kind—and enjoy your visit with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.


  • Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes and marijuana. We are a smoke-free environment
  • Alcohol and illegal substances
  • Weapons of any kind to include replicas and toys
  • Disruptive items such as drones, laser pointers, noise makers and sporting equipment
  • Any transportation device not otherwise approved as a mobility device per SDZWA’s ADA guidelines
  • Inappropriate or offensive attire. Proper attire, including shoes and shirts must be worn at all times
  • Animals other than trained service animals
  • Coolers larger than 12” by 12”
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Costume masks or costume/clothing deemed by SDZWA management that too closely resembles an employee uniform
  • Professional photographers with professional cameras or recording equipment, who are visiting the San Diego Zoo and/or Safari Park with the intent to take photographs or recordings of people, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance properties, or icons for professional purposes. Permission must be requested in advance and prior arrangements must be made with the appropriate San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance representatives. Permission for any recordings or broadcasts on the premises are within the sole discretion of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.