Escondido, California -  The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is celebrating Dia de los Muertos.

 Special activities Fri., Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3:

  • The Frequent Flyers Bird Show will be presented daily at Benbough Amphitheater at noon and 2 p.m., as well as a training demonstration at 10:30 a.m.
  • Two Spanish language tram tours will be offered daily (please check with ticket booth for times).
  • Spanish language Cart Safari Asia tours (subject to availability) are scheduled at noon, 1:15 and 2:45 p.m. daily.
  • Specialty food and beverages will be available for purchase at different restaurants throughout the Safari Park, and at the Coffee Cart. Items include Mexican nitro coffee, skull cookies, café de olla, South of the Border salad, elote (Mexican grilled corn) and Tajín fruit cups.
  • Kids can enjoy the children’s activity table set up in the Safari Base Camp area (near the gorilla statue) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 
  • Enjoy roving mariachis, stilt walkers, dancers and interactive puppet shows from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Guests can stop by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy table to learn how they can help support our efforts to end extinction—and adopt an animal!

Special activities Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 only:

  • Animal Tales: Storybook reading and animal presentations at Discovery Station, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Keeper talks on both Saturday and Sunday:
    • Condors: 11 a.m.
    • Lions: 11:30 a.m.
    • Tigers: 11:45 a.m.
    • Flamingos: Noon
    • Lemurs: 1 p.m.
    • Bats: 2:30 p.m.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

November 1 through 3. During this event, kids 11 years of age and younger will be offered free admission at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Safari Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Safari Park.

Dia de los Muertos activities and entertainment are free with Safari Park admission or membership.

At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, more than 1 million guests each year see animals in herds of mixed species, in expansive habitats. Safari tours offer savanna views of African and Asian animals, trails take visitors on treks to experience Australian and North American habitats—plus, there are opportunities for up-close encounters and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives. Known for its leadership in rhino conservation, the Safari Park is home to the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center, which is devoted to groundbreaking work to bring back the northern white rhino. As visitors discover the rare and endangered species at the Safari Park, they are directly contributing, through admission and on-grounds sales, to the efforts of San Diego Zoo Global, an international nonprofit conservation organization that works to fight extinction through recovery efforts for plants and animals worldwide. To learn more, visit,