Butterfly Jungle At The San Diego Zoo Safari Park!
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the Wild Animal Park, is all a flutter with their seasonal exhibit, Butterfly Jungle! As longtime Passholders, we’ve been to Butterfly Jungle more times than we can count. We were invited to a media preview this year, and are excited to share detailed information about the exhibit with you!
Entry to Butterfly Jungle is included with your Safari Park daily entrance fee, or membership entry. No extra cost or hidden fees! Love this!
Inside The Exhibit
Inside Butterfly Jungle you’ll find 30 different species of butterflies, as well as incredible botanicals throughout the exhibit. The butterflies seem to be attracted to bright colors, so wear something colorful to attract them to you! Not familiar with the different varieties? Take some pictures, and when you get home, check out the Safari Park’s great Butterfly I.D. Guide to the different butterfly species. For the protection of the butterflies, tell young kids to shuffle their feet (and remember to do so yourself), as oftentimes butterflies will land on the ground. Also, you should never touch a butterfly. Doing so could likely cause them harm, leaving them unable to fly. One last thing to know is that it is humid inside the exhibit, as they want to replicate the native environment of the butterflies. You may want to stash that jacket!
What To Know Before You Go
If you will be visiting Butterfly Jungle with a baby or small children, you should know that they do not allow strollers inside the exhibit. You will need to park your stroller in a designated parking area prior to entering. I wore our baby in a wrap, and at a wee 6 months, he already enjoyed looking at the butterflies.
As seen in many of our images, our kids have worn their butterfly wings to Butterfly Jungle the past few years. We are consistently stopped asking where we purchased them. We bought ours at the San Diego Zoo, but they are also available at the Safari Park. We did a little looking around, and found them at the Bazaar gift shop. If you’re looking for other cool butterfly merch, we saw a lot of neat butterfly related items for sale inside the Oasis Deli. They had bags, hats, hanging butterfly decor, and lots more!
Butterfly Jungle Contests
The Safari Park is holding several contests, including a kids’ coloring contest, and Instagram contest. Click HERE for more info about Butterfly Jungle, including dates, hours of operation, contests, and Park admission. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
As stated above, we were invited by the Safari Park to preview Butterfly Jungle. As longtime passholders to the Park, we’ve experienced Butterfly Jungle many times previously. No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Our opinions are our own.