Meet the Animals
Have you always wanted to get just a little bit closer to the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo? Well, you can! Take a look at our many behind-the-scenes experiences, and choose what sounds like the best option for you and/or your family.
Meet some of our animals up close and personal. Backstage Passes allow you to work alongside a zookeeper, and enjoy interactive encounters with your favorite animals, most of which can only be seen up close by Backstage Pass holders like you! More...
This is your opportunity to go on a guided tour of the Zoo and learn about how zookeepers care for the animals that reside here, conservation issues, and get a close-up view of some of our animals and exhibits along the way. More...
Keeper for a DayExperience a full day working with your favorite animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo as an honorary zookeeper. You will have the unique opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes activities and assist zookeepers in their daily tasks of caring for the animals which include preparing food and enrichment, training animals, and cleaning. More...