San Diego, California - Throughout the entire month of October, all children 11 years old and younger are invited to visit the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for free! As part of Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, Zoo and Safari Park guests will get the chance to observe amazing creatures, experience a fun day with family and learn how everyone can help animals through conservation.

On Saturdays and Sundays in October, visitors at the Zoo and Safari Park can experience special kid-friendly activities and animal encounters. Guests at both parks will be able to watch as special fall-themed items, including pumpkins and gourds, are given to some of the animals as tasty treats. For more details about Kids Free, visit

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Kids 11 years of age and younger will be offered free admission at both the Zoo and Safari Park from October 1 through October 31, 2018, with special activities scheduled every weekend. Throughout the month of October, operating hours at the Zoo are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and hours at the Safari Park are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Zoo and the Safari Park.

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.