Celebrate 30 Wild Years at Night Safari Singapore!

Calling all night owls and animal enthusiasts in Singapore and Malaysia! The iconic Night Safari is turning 30, and they’re throwing a roaring good party to celebrate! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with 30 exciting activities and deals, taking you on a journey through the park’s fascinating past and into its wild future from 24th May to 8th September, 2024.

Travel Back in Time & Explore the New

Ever wondered how the Night Safari came to be? This special anniversary event lets you embark on a magical time travel experience. Learn about the park’s evolution, from its humble beginnings to the world-renowned nocturnal wonderland it is today. ️

But it’s not all about looking back! The Night Safari has some exciting new additions to explore along the safari trails. Get ready to discover a fresh perspective on the park and encounter some incredible nocturnal creatures you might have missed before.

History of Night Safari Singapore

The Night Safari Singapore wasn’t always a roaring success story. It all began with a spark of inspiration!

In 1987, then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong was so impressed by a nighttime tour of the Singapore Zoo that he envisioned regular night visits for the public, calling it “Singapore Safari.”

Meanwhile, the visionary team behind the Singapore Zoo, led by Dr. Ong Swee Law and Lyn de Alwis, was exploring a groundbreaking concept: showcasing nocturnal animals in expansive, natural habitats after dark. This innovative idea stemmed from the fact that many tropical creatures are most active at night. By replicating a jungle setting under the stars, visitors could experience wildlife behavior in a whole new light.

Fast forward to 1989, and the design for Night Safari was underway. The goal? To recreate the magic and thrill of a nighttime adventure in the wild. Moats became natural barriers, trams weaved through drive-through habitats, special lighting mimicked moonlight, and walking trails offered an immersive forest experience on foot.

Finally, on May 26, 1994, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong officially opened the world’s first Night Safari. “Tonight, I open Night Safari with a warm feeling of pride,” he declared. “This is the only one of its kind in the world!”

From the very beginning, Night Safari was a hit. Locals and tourists alike flocked to experience the wonder of nocturnal wildlife. In its first year, visitor numbers soared to 760,000 – a staggering 90% above projections! Today, Night Safari remains a beloved attraction, consistently winning awards and welcoming over a million guests annually.

The story of Night Safari is one of imagination, innovation, and a deep connection to wildlife. It’s a testament to the power of a good idea and the dedication of those who brought it to life.

What Can You Expect at the Night Safari Celebrations?

The Night Safari isn’t holding back on the celebrations. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the amazing things you can expect:

  • Special Deals: Score exclusive discounts and bundle packages perfect for both locals and tourists.
  • NS30 Edition Safari Adventure Tour: Embark on a multi-sensory journey filled with insider knowledge about the park’s nocturnal residents and hidden gems.
  • Animal Encounters with Photography – Daily 7 pm
  • Creatures of the Night Presentation: Get reserved seating for this renowned show and witness the fascinating behaviors of some of the park’s most captivating animals.
  • Rhino Feeding Session: (For guests above 1.2m) Come face-to-face with majestic Indian rhinos and get a chance to participate in a private feeding session – an unforgettable encounter! (Additional charges apply) 9 Aug – 8 Sep
  • Pledge for Wildlife – Everyday 7-11 pm
  • NS30 Exclusive: Animal Enrichment Device Crafting will be held at East Lodge on 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Check out more about Singapore’s rich wildlife treasures

Unforgettable Nighttime Adventures Await

The Night Safari is more than just a park; it’s an experience. This anniversary celebration promises a night filled with wonder, discovery, and memories that will last a lifetime. So, gather your friends and family, and prepare to be amazed by the magic of the Night Safari after dark.

For those living in Malaysia, book your bus ticket online now on redBus, Singapore to plan your travels hassle-free!

Daily Opening Hours

7:15pm – 12:00am (Last entry at 11:15pm)

Dining & retail outlets open at 6:30pm


80 Mandai Lake Road,

Singapore 729826

Ready to join the party? Head over to the Night Safari website to learn more about the 30th Anniversary celebrations and book your tickets today!