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Today at the Zoo

Wednesday September 18, 2019 |

We're currently open.Today's Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Live Stage Shows

Performances at noon , 1:30 and 3 PM

Play Area

A place to let your little ‘animals’ run wild!

Zoo Train

Take a ride on the Zoo’s C.P. Huntington miniature train.

What’s New at the Zoo

Asian Elephant

Little Mac: update from the Elephant team

Condor Conservation

Learn more about these endangered beauties

Zoo School

Sign up for fall semester

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Your green waste is a gorilla’s meal!

ZooTube

Capys Are Back!

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 21

Explorer Fundays: Plastic Cup Macaw

September 21 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

52 Weeks of Fun!

Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Show your colors by making a colorful macaw out of a plastic cup.

Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store.

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Sun 22

Explorer Fundays: Plastic Cup Macaw

September 22 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

52 Weeks of Fun!

Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Show your colors by making a colorful macaw out of a plastic cup.

Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store.

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Thu 26

Zoo School: Fall Semester Begins

September 26 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

Sat 28

Explorer Fundays: Paper Giraffes

September 28 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

52 Weeks of Fun!

Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages. Create your own giraffe out of paper.

Explorer Fundays are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store.

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Animals

Animals

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.

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Conservation

Conservation

You’re probably aware of the good work that the Santa Barbara Zoo does with our own animals. However, many people are not aware of the work we do in the wild.

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Membership

Membership

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.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

The Santa Barbara Zoo offers unique birthday party packages for children 12 & under, and the grown-ups will have a great time too!

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Weddings

Weddings

Make your wedding unforgettable at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Guests will enjoy nearly 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean views, and our incredible animals.

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California Tales

California Tales

Two Different Live Shows: “California Tales: Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies” and “Dino Doc”

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Santa Barbara Zoo Presents

Really interesting stories about animals from really interesting people.

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About the Santa Barbara Zoo

Our Mission

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.

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