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The Zoo and Safari Park have strollers available for rent.The daily charge for a single stroller is $11 and a double stroller is $16.
There is one size of stroller, made of molded plastic, to fit a variety of children; you may check the fit before renting. Strollers have cup holders and a storage pouch in the back. Our double strollers offer side-by-side seating.
We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available. We recommend arriving early to secure one.
Our parks have wheelchairs and electric scooters available for rent. The daily rental charge for a manual wheelchair is $10 and an electric scooter is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Guests must provide a valid driver’s license or San Diego Zoo membership card. We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations available. We recommend arriving early to secure one.
The Zoo has a First Aid office, located next to the Reptile house, which is often used by mothers to nurse their infants. There is a privacy curtain to allow mothers complete privacy. We also have a microwave for preparing your child’s meal. Some mothers prefer to sit just outside the First Aid office on one of the benches provided. It is semi-private as the vegetation growth is considerable. Diaper changing stations are also available in most restrooms.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a curtained area in the Health Services office that is often used by mothers to nurse their infants, as well as an area in the women’s restrooms designated for nursing. Diaper changing stations are also available in most restrooms.
We have a variety of options to assist you and your family. Both of our parks offer an “Easy Access Pass” that allows you to go to the head of the lines at the Zoo’s Bus Depot and Skyfari aerial tram and the Safari Park’s Africa Tram Safari. In addition, there are complimentary shuttles to assist you and your party in accessing our lower canyon areas.
Please stop in at Guest Services to request our ADA Packet that will include information on these services as well as descriptions of exhibits and show access.
If you have other specific questions, we will be happy to assist you. Please feel free to call us at 619-718-3000.
When four walls and a ceiling just won’t do for your next event, consider a place that knows no boundaries. The Zoo and the Safari Park are special for a reason. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering for 20 or a spectacular gala for 3,000, our authentic atmosphere and talented special events staff makes it easy. Our professional coordinators are there to help you customize your experience and give your guests an event they will always remember.
We regret that children’s birthday “packages” are not available at the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. We do, however, offer a full range of catering services, or guests may bring personal food items into our parks. Large food storage containers such as coolers are not permitted on grounds, and no facilities are available for food storage. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For the safety of other guests and the animals in our care, we ask that you do not bring any glass, straws, alcohol, or balloons into our parks.
If you would like to discuss a private, catered event, please call our Catering Sales Department at 619-685-3259, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. or visit our Web site at http://www.sandiegozoo.org/catering/index.html
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For large requests (100 or more), please e-mail us.
At the San Diego Zoo we have quarter-operated lockers located in the Discovery Outpost across from Poppy’s Patio: Small locker: $.75 (16x24x14) Large locker: $1.50 (29x15x23)
At the Safari Park, we have quarter-operated lockers located just inside and to the left of the main entrance: Small locker: $.75 (12x12) Large locker: $1.50 (18x18)
For guests who have lost something while visiting, please contact us to inquire if your item was turned in to our Guest Services Department. Please include as much information as possible pertaining to your lost item and in which park you believe it is lost. Please include complete contact information in case your item is found.
The Zoo has free parking.
Please click here for Safari Park parking fees.
No overnight parking is permitted at either park, other than for guests participating in scheduled sleepover programs. Payment can be made by credit card or cash (no $100 bills).
We have recycling containers for aluminum cans and plastic bottles located throughout our parks. In addition, both the Zoo and Safari Park have cell phone recycling drop boxes. A large Plexiglas drop box is located next to the re-entry hand stamp station at the Zoo’s exit. A similar drop box is located just past the turnstiles at the main entrance of the Safari Park.
The Zoo has free extra-long parking spaces set aside for buses and RVs. You may also park in front of the Zoo along Park Boulevard. No overnight parking is permitted at the Zoo.
Please click here for Safari Park RV parking rates. The Safari Park is testing the feasibility of overnight parking, which you can inquire about when you arrive by asking the parking attendant. Otherwise, the best resource for campgrounds for RV overnight stays is this site: http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors/WhereToStay/CampingRVParks or this site: http://www.sandiegonorth.com/camping.asp