Escondido, California - This weekend at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the focus will be on children, as guests are invited to join in a festive celebration of Día del Niño (Day of the Child).

At Safari Base Camp, kids can immerse themselves in bubble play as stilt walkers entertain and Ballet Folklórico dancers twirl and glide. Colorful decorations and public art will provide a feast for visitors’ eyes, while mariachis and other musicians will fill the air with lively tunes. Guests can also experience incredible soccer acrobatics and selected bilingual animal shows, such as the Frequent Flyers bird show, Cheetah Run, and Africa Tram Safari.

This cultural celebration would not be complete without the chance to indulge in tasty festive foods, including street tacos, tortas, sangria, and more. The best part:  Kids 11 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission— including free Carousel rides courtesy of Go San Diego® Card

Día del Niño festivities are scheduled for one weekend only: April 28 through 30. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park - 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, Calif. 92027 

Free kid’s admission and included Carousel rides, courtesy of Go San Diego®  Card, are only valid April 28 through April 30. For more information, visit:

Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.