Giraffes at the Safari Park
Membership

Early Hours

Early Hours

This extra hour gives you the opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park an hour before we open to the general public on select days of the year.

Early hours are an exclusive benefit for our Wildlife Protector Premium members, Wildlife Guardians, Wildlife Champions, President's Clubs, and Circle of Friends.

Existing Keeper's Club, Curator's Club, Director's Club, and Wildlife Supporter members are also eligible.

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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 on one day each month (see dates below) between 8 and 8:45 a.m. To join us, simply present your qualifying membership card and reservation confirmation at the San Diego Zoo's main entrance beginning at 8 a.m.

2021 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, March 7, 2021
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
  • Sunday, August 15, 2021
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021
  • Sunday, November 14, 2021
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Enjoy sunrise over the savanna with herds of giraffes, rhinos, cape buffalo, and countless others from Kilima Point and our African Plains Trail during this exclusive early morning access. To join us for Early Hours before we open to the general public, simply present your qualifying membership card and reservation confirmation at the Safari Park's main entrance beginning at 8 a.m.

2021 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, March 7, 2021
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
  • Sunday, August 15, 2021
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021
  • Sunday, November 14, 2021
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

Admission Requirements

Admission is limited to:

President's Clubs and Circle of Friends 

  • Member plus associated, permitted guests. Please refer to the back of your membership card for accompanying guest benefits.

Wildlife Champions

  • Member plus 1 accompanying guest.

Wildlife Protector Premium and Wildlife Guardian

  • The member listed on the membership account.

Existing Keeper's Club, Curator's Club, Director's Club members, and Wildlife Supporters

  • Dual Memberships: the 2 adults listed on the membership account.
  • Single Memberships: member plus 1 accompanying guest.

Kids Club

  • San Diego Zoo Kids Club members within the immediate family of the attending qualified member. 

 

Because of the large number of attendees, guest passes and discount admission tickets cannot be redeemed for Early Hours access. Programs are subject to change without notice. Other activities at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park may take place during Early Hours. Some animals may not be viewable, or some habitats may be closed.

In anticipation of high demand, all Early Hours attendees age 3 and up will need a reservation to visit the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park. Click here for Zoo or Safari Park reservations.

Upon arrival, please have your reservation and form of admission ready prior to entering. No same-day re-entry permitted.  

 

Questions?

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

Use our online form.

Call 619-231-0251 or 1-877-3MEMBER.

Write to: 
San Diego Zoo
Attn. Membership
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego, CA 92112-0551