Member Month

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Thank you for supporting the Santa Barbara Zoo as a Member!  As an extra-special thank you, we’re celebrating YOU the entire month of October.  Take advantage of these great Zoo experiences and offers, or present your current Membership card at local businesses and enjoy some special discounts.

We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo!

Not a Member? Join online today! Check out all of our Membership levels here.

Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

On weekends in October, join us for these exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, just for Santa Barbara Zoo Members.  Each experience is available for a limited number of people (see encounters below for more details).  Arrive early to sign up for an experience on the day of your visit at the Membership Window when you enter the Zoo.

Saturday, October 1

  • Flamingo Chick Encounter @ 2 p.m. Meet the newest additions to the flock!  (10 people max.)

Saturday, October 15

  • Anteater Encounter @ 10 a.m. Meet the Zoo’s anteater. (6 people max.)
  • Eeeww! Behind the Scenes @ 2 p.m. Learn more about the hair-raising but helpful creatures who reside here. (6 people max.)

Sunday, October 23 (note: the Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. for Boo at the Zoo)

  • Penguin Encounter @ 10 a.m. Meet the flock!  (6 people max.)
  • Elephant Encounter @ 2 p.m. Watch the Zookeepers as they work with the Zoo’s Asian elephants, and meet “the girls.” (6 people max., must be age 6 or older)

Saturday, October 29

  • Anteater Encounter @ 10 a.m. Meet the Zoo’s anteater. (6 people max.)
  • Channel Island Fox Encounter @ 2 p.m. Learn about the recovery status of these adorable endangered canids. (6 people max., must be age 6 or older)

Scheduled encounters are subject to change without prior notice.

National Seafood Month

Sustainable Sundays
October 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 11 a.m. (10 people max.)
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ridley-Tree Animal Kitchen
 focusing on sustainable efforts in water conservation, sustainable seafood, composting, and local purchasing.


Zoo Deals

Use the Zoo Coupons from the Fall issue of Zoo News, or print them and take to the Zoo.

  • Buy 1 fountain drink, get 1 free at the Ridley-Tree House Restaurant or The Wave
  • One month free Membership: Buy any level SB Zoo Membership and get one extra month free
  • 10% off birthday party at the Zoo + free character appearance
  • Free poster with any purchase at main gift store

Valid October 2016. See individual coupons for restrictions.

Local Deals for Members

Check out these great offers from local businesses. See individual offers for restrictions. Valid during October 2016.