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 2014.  Visit the Zoo on Thursdays; be one of the first 10 people to sign up and experience a unique behind-the-scenes encounter. Use the coupons in the most recent issue of Zoo News (or print them out here) on your next visit. Present your current Membership card at these local businesses and enjoy some special offers.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo!

Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

On Thursdays in October, join us for these exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, just for Santa Barbara Zoo Members.  Each experience is available for up to 10 people.  Sign up on the day of your visit at the Membership Window when you enter the Zoo.


Thursday, October 16

  • Anteater: Behind the Scenes – 11:00-11:30 a.m. Take a look behind the scenes at the giant anteater exhibit and meet the Zoo’s two adult anteaters.
  • Elephant: Behind the Scenes – 2:00-2:30 p.m. Get an up-close look at the Zoo’s two Asian elephants.

Thursday, October 23

  • Eeeww!: Behind the Scenes – 11:00-11:30 a.m. Learn more about the hair-raising but helpful creatures who reside here.
  • Anteater: Behind the Scenes – 11:00-11:30 a.m. Take a look behind the scenes at the giant anteater exhibit and meet the Zoo’s two adult anteaters.

Thursday, October 30

  • Lion Training Wall – 11:00-11:30 a.m. Watch the Zookeepers as they work with two of the Zoo’s African lions and learn how we monitor the lions’ health.
  • Penguin Fish Toss 2:00-2:30 p.m. Visit with the Zoo’s Humboldt penguins and their zookeepers. If the penguins are hungry, you may even be able to feed them.

Scheduled encounters are subject to change without prior notice.

Zoo Deals

Zoo Coupons

• Free drink with food purchase at the Ridley-Tree House or The Wave.

• Buy 1 giraffe feeding, get 1 free!

• Free train snowglobe with gift store purchase.

• Buy 1 train ride, get 1 free!