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As a Santa Barbara Zoo Member, you will join a network of thousands of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations who support the Zoo’s mission of preserving, conserving, and enhancing the natural world and its living treasures.

Discover the natural world by visiting the more than 500 animals that call the Santa Barbara Zoo home. Relax with your friends and family while enjoying the unique garden setting and beautiful Pacific Ocean views. Learn about the Zoo’s mission of conserving, preserving and enhancing the natural world and its living treasures – and how you can help! For just a few dollars, you can visit the Zoo 365 days a year, as well as more than 100 other zoos and aquariums that are on our reciprocal list.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission (during regular hours) for a full year
  • Free parking
  • Special events – just for members and their guests
  • 10% Gift Store discount
  • Zoo News, our quarterly Member magazine
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 100 zoos & aquariums
  • Discounted prices for after hours Zoo events such as Boo at the Zoo
  • Discounts on education workshops including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

New! Early Bird Option

Members who add the Early Bird Option are able to enter the Zoo as early as 9:00 a.m. on any day. This option may be added to any membership category for an additional $25/year.

We offer eight additional categories of membership with benefits ranging from New Exhibit Previews to a Feeding Frenzy (behind-the-scenes) Tour to use of the Zoo for a Private Party. Please see our Membership chart or contact the Zoo Membership Department for more information.

Join/Renew Now

For your convenience, we have multiple opportunities for you to join, renew, or upgrade today.

Questions: Please contact Victoria Madrigal in our Membership office by email or phone: (805) 962-5339.

Download the Membership form and return by mail to join, renew, or upgrade:

Santa Barbara Zoo

attn: Membership

500 NiƱos Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Please call Victoria Madrigal in our Membership office at (805) 962-5339 to join, upgrade, or renew.

Fax

Download the Membership form and fax it to Victoria Madrigal at (805) 962-1673 to join, upgrade, or renew.

Next time you visit the Zoo, stop by the Membership window or the administration office to join, upgrade, or renew.

Looking for a unique gift? Give the gift of Zoo Membership online or by mail.

Membership Categories

$55 Individual

One specified adult

All Membership benefits listed above, plus:

  • Personalized Membership card

$70 Individual Plus

One specified adult in same household

All Membership benefits listed above, plus:

  • One guest may accompany you on each visit

$90 Family

One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18

Same Membership benefits as Individual, for up to eight household members

$125 Family Plus

One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18

All Membership benefits listed above, plus:

  • One guest may accompany you on each visit
  • Two train ride tickets

$165 Supporting

One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 OR grandchildren under 18

All Membership benefits listed above, plus:

  • Two guests may accompany you on each visit
  • Four train ride tickets