Monday August 19, 2019 |
Today at the Zoo
Be sure to check out the many attractions the Zoo offers!
Upcoming Events at the Zoo
The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more. It’s the most popular family Halloween festival in the tri-counties area!
Drop the kids off to play while you connect with other parents of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children will enjoy a movie, reading corner, bounce house, and sensory activities while parents eat, drink, and mingle.
Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase, so you can take a night off from making dinner too! The Zoo’s gift shop will be open and offers sensory backpacks for sale.
Advance registration required. Childcare provided at no cost by UCSB Koegel Autism Center. Zoo restaurant offers gluten-free items.
Cost: Free. SOLD OUT. To get on the waitlist, please contact JJ McLeod.
Join us for the biggest “fun”raiser of the year…Zoofari Ball. This event combines dinner, dancing, and supporting the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Zoofari usually sells out in advance, so make your reservations early! A fundraiser benefiting your Zoo and your planet.
Join our hands-on, experiential program for early education learners (3–5) and homeschool students (ages 3–15). Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week session, students explore as field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions.
Enjoy the early morning hours at the Zoo, take part in exciting activities, and see the animals too. Learn more about your favorite species and meet the Zoo’s friendly animal care team. Stroll around the Zoo before it opens to the general public and enter the annual Member Morning raffle.
Explore our Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. More than 500 animals are exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats. If you can’t visit us in person, you can find out more about some of our animals here.See our Animals
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.Become a Member
About the Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.