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Butterfly Jungle At The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Wear Bright Colors

Apparently, wearing bright colored clothing (especially yellow) attracts butterflies. They might mistake your bright outfit for a flower and head your way or even land on you.

Grab A Watermelon Cup

Be sure to grab some watermelon cups for sale outside the exhibit before you head into the exhibit. Butterflies absolutely love watermelon.

Get There Early

I know, so hard to get out the door with little ones but if you can plan ahead, getting there first thing in the morning and even better, during a weekday will help with the long lines spring break lines. Updated: This year, we went later in the day after 3pm over the weekend as we’re members and were surprised to see all the entertainment the zoo provided to the kids while waiting. The lines were much shorter later in the day as well.

*VIP pass

If you can’t get there early or go during a weekday, buy a VIP pass. It basically gets you to the front of the Butterfly Jungle line. Trust me, standing in a long line with little ones can be tough.

*Butterfly Jungle Breakfast

Enjoy an early morning breakfast buffet at the Safari Park and be one of the first to get a morning viewing of the butterflies. For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book online at sdzsafaripark.org/dining-events.

*Butterfly and Friends Behind the Scenes Tour

Enjoy an exclusive early morning, guided tour of the butterfly jungle before the public arrives. Your guide will also take you to see some feathered friends. Space is limited, and this opportunity is only available on a few select days—reserve your spot now by calling 619-718-3000 or online at sdzsafaripark.org/safari/behind-scenes-safari.

*additional cost for these passes

And if you want to save money, just visit the park early in the morning and during a weekday as mentioned. Head straight to the butterfly jungle. We made no lines at all during the week.Butterfly-Jungle-2018-San Diego Zoo-Safari Park-Spring BreakButterfly-Jungle-2018-San Diego Zoo-Safari Park-Spring Break

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    6 COMMENTS

  • Nicole March 16, 2018 Reply

    Aww what sweet pictures! We will be in San Diego, but sadly not until June so we will miss this exhibit! Thanks for sharing though!

  • Sheree March 16, 2018 Reply

    The photos look so beautiful and your girls look like they are having so much fun and they look absolutely adorable! Glad everyone had a good time.

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  • Jenny March 18, 2018 Reply

    We have a similar butterfly exhibit in Phoenix and my kids love it! There is a good chance we will spend some time in LA and San Diego this summer so I’ll have to check this one out!!

  • Seraphina Fox March 18, 2018 Reply

    I love these photos, it is such a great way to spend time with the family and kids ! i wish i was able to attend the butterfly exhibit.

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  • April March 18, 2018 Reply

    I have been to the San Diego zoo twice but I never knew they had a butterfly jungle. My kids would love this!

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