Butterfly Jungle 2017

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Butterfly Jungle presented by San Diego METRO Credit Union

Enjoy the experience of thousands of butterflies filling the air around you. Wear bright colors, and the winged wonders might think you’re a flower and land on you!

Hidden Jungle will be open daily, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. March 11 through April 23.


  • Child touching a giant soap bubble
    Bubble Show
    Location: Tembo Stadium
    Times: Weekends at 1:30, 2:30, and 4:30 p.m.

    Butterflies aren’t the only things that dazzle as they float and bob through the air! Make your way to Tembo Stadium in Elephant Valley for this fun, interactive show about bubbles.


  • Roar and Snore Tent
    Roar & Snore

    Spend a night at the Park during Butterfly Jungle! Feel like a VIP as you enjoy back-of-house tours and meet some of our very special animal and insect friends up close. Learn More.


  • Butterfly Jungle Instagram Contest
    Location: Gorilla Forest

    Share your Butterfly Jungle memories on Instagram with #ButterflyJungle for a chance to win a Roar & Snore Safari for two!

    Instagram Gallery
    Learn more

  • Butterfly Jungle Coloring Contest
    Butterfly Jungle Coloring Contest
    Hey, kids 11 and younger! Color our butterfly drawing, follow the directions below, and you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing to win a free plush and T-shirt!
    1 - Print out the butterfly coloring page.
    2 - Get out your crayons, markers, or paints and color!
    3 - Turn in your colored page to Guest Relations at the San Diego Zoo, or Nairobi Station at the Safari Park, or mail it to:
    Butterfly Jungle Coloring Contest
    c/o Park Education
    P.O. Box 120551
    San Diego, CA 92112
  • Butterfly I.Q. Quiz
    Butterfly Quiz
    Location: Gorilla Forest

    Butterfly Jungle is back at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! What's your butterfly I.Q.? Take our quiz and automatically be entered to win a Flightline Safari for two.

    Take the Quiz Here!

  • Butterfly Jungle Instameet Photo-walk & Challenge
    Location: Gorilla Forest
    Times: 10 a.m. and Noon

    It’s time to flutter your smartphone shutters at the Safari Park’s annual Butterfly Jungle event. Sign up to experience the exhibit before it opens to the public and participate in an Instagram photo challenge for a chance to win an exciting Safari Park prize!

    You will also have the opportunity to grab Butterfly Jungle raffle prizes just for taking part in the Instameet.

    RSVP here
    Learn more


  • Fresh Fruit
    Butterfly Jungle Breakfast
    Location: Mombasa Pavilion
    Times: 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 19, 2017 (reservations required)

    Come join us for an early viewing of the butterflies and enjoy a breakfast buffet. For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book here.

  • Fresh flower salad
    Butterfly Jungle Preview Dinner
    Location: Mombasa Pavilion
    Times: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 (reservations required)

    See the butterflies before the exhibit officially opens to the public, and enjoy a lovely spring-inspired dinner. For reservations, call 619-718-3000 or book here

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