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 at the San Diego Zoo's main entrance beginning at 8 a.m.

2021 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

2022 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022
  • Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022

 

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 at the Safari Park entrance beginning at 8 a.m.

2021 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

2022 Early Hours:

  • Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022
  • Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022

 

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.

Wildlife Explorers

  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Explorers members within the immediate family of the attending qualified member. 

 

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