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As a Santa Barbara Zoo Member, you are part of a network of thousands of individuals and families 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 (while visiting the Zoo during regular hours)
  • 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
  • Discounts on education workshops including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Discounts on Zoo train rides, giraffe feedings, and Climb for Condors tickets
  • Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

Early Bird Option

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

We offer seven additional categories of Membership with benefits ranging from New Exhibit Previews to a Private Animal Encounter 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.

Become a Member

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

$65 Individual
One specified adult
All Membership benefits listed at left.

$80 Individual Plus
One specified adult
All Membership benefits listed at left, plus:

  • One guest may accompany you on each visit

$80 Dual
Two specified people in same household
All Membership benefits listed at left.

$95 Dual Plus
Two specified people in same household
All Membership benefits listed at left, plus

  • One guest may accompany you on each visit

$110 Family
One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18

All Membership benefits listed at left.

$140 Family Plus
One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18

All Membership benefits listed at left, plus:

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

$175 Supporting
One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18

All Membership benefits listed at left, plus:

  • Two guests may accompany you on each visit
  • Four train ride tickets
  • One complimentary photo by Mystery Pix

Full list of Membership categories.