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 these local businesses and enjoy some special discounts.

We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo!

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.

Sunday, October 4

  • Penguin Chick Encounter @ 10:30 a.m. Meet the newest additions to the flock!  (10 people max.)
  • Lion Training Wall @ 11:00 a.m. Watch the Zookeepers as they work with the Zoo’s African lions, and learn how they monitor the lions’ health. (8 people max.)

Saturday, October 10

  • Eeeww! Behind the Scenes @ 1:00 p.m. Learn more about the hair-raising but helpful creatures who reside here. (6 people max.)
  • Gorilla Behind the Scenes @ 2:00 p.m. Take a look behind the scenes of the western lowland gorilla exhibit and meet the Zoo’s two gorilla bachelors. (8 people max.)

Sunday, October 18

  • Penguin Chick Encounter @ 10:30 a.m. Meet the newest additions to the flock!  (10 people max.)
  • Lion Training Wall @ 11:00 a.m. Watch the Zookeepers as they work with the Zoo’s African lions, and learn how they monitor the lions’ health. (8 people max.)

Saturday, October 24 (note: the Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. for Boo at the Zoo)

  • Gorilla Behind the Scenes @ 2:00 p.m. Take a look behind the scenes of the western lowland gorilla exhibit and meet the Zoo’s two gorilla bachelors. (8 people max.)
  • Flamingle @ 3:00 p.m. Take a walk around the Zoo with your favorite long-legged birds. (10 people max.)

Scheduled encounters are subject to change without prior notice.

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 2106. See individual coupons for restrictions.