Adorable Aussies

Ambassador-able koalas Edmund and Thackory
are at the Zoo through April 2019.

 

Boo at the Zoo

Family Halloween Festival
October 19–21

 

Western Pond Turtle

This handsome reptile is California's only native freshwater turtle.

 

California Condor

The Santa Barbara Zoo is a partner in the heroic effort to save California condors in the wild.

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Today at the Zoo

Wednesday September 19, 2018 | Today’s Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Live Stage Shows

Performances on weekends at noon and 3 p.m.

Play Area

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

Giraffe Feeding

Get up close and personal with the tallest residents of the Zoo!

What’s New at the Zoo

Zoo School Fall Semester

Begins September 27

Boo at the Zoo

October 19–21
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IMPROVology

October 12
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Zoo Radio

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ZooTube

Koalas at the Zoo

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 22

Explorer Fundays: Newspaper Koalas

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! G’day! Stop by and create a koala friend out of newspaper.

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 23

Explorer Fundays: Newspaper Koalas

September 23 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! G’day! Stop by and create a koala friend out of newspaper.

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 27

Zoo School: Fall Semester Begins

September 27 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 29

Explorer Fundays: Coffee Filter Jellyfish

September 29 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 and color your very own jellyfish friend.

Explorer Fundays activities 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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