Safari Park Lunar New Year 2024

February 17–18, 2024

Celebrate good fortune this Lunar New Year, a holiday recognized throughout many East and Southeast Asian countries. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, and those born during this zodiac year are known for being charismatic, confident, and ambitious.


Join us for Lunar New Year and Wild Weekend: Asia at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2024. Discover fun activities for the whole family—where we hope you’ll leave feeling inspired by the conservation work you make possible and filled with good wishes for the future!



people hanging wishes on a tree

Lunar New Year Wishes and Good Fortune

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tull Family Tiger Trail

Share your wish for wildlife and hang it on our wishing tree. Get a red envelope with a gift inside, create your own lantern—a celebrated tradition for Lunar New Year—and celebrate family, friendship, and community by adding your own handprint and well wishes to our collective dragon-inspired art piece.


Ask a Wildlife Care Specialist

  • Select times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tull Family Tiger Trail

Learn about iconic species throughout our Asia Conservation Hub with exclusive opportunities to meet with experts and the wildlife you love.

thorntree terrace

Flavors of Lunar New Year

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thorntree Café, Macan Market

Enjoy celebratory specialties and unique Lunar New Year menu offerings (February 9–25).

Tiger standing over a calm pond

Be a Wildlife Ally

Your support helps saves incredible wildlife through groundbreaking conservation efforts across Asia, combats illegal trafficking of orchids as well as other endangered wildlife worldwide, and protects future generations of iconic species, including orangutan families deep within the Asia Conservation Hub.


Become an Ally for wildlife and support our Asia Conservation Hub today.