Zoo Camp

It's time to sign up for Summer Zoo Camp!

 

May 29 @ 8pm

At the Lobero Theatre

 

Zoo Brew

Drink Beer. Save Wild Life.

 

Welcome, Bradley

Zoo’s Ambassador Dog

 

Western Pond Turtle

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

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Today at the Zoo

Friday May 24, 2019 |

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

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Live Stage Shows

Performances at noon 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.

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Zoo Brew

Tickets on sale now

Condor Conservation

Learn more about these endangered beauties

DIGS 2019

Fiesta’s wildest party! Tickets on sale now.

Donate Browse

Your green waste is a gorilla’s meal!

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 25

Explorer Fundays: Pet Rock Turtles

May 25 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! Come on out of your shell, or design one for your new turtle 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 

Sun 26

Explorer Fundays: Pet Rock Turtles

May 26 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! Come on out of your shell, or design one for your new turtle 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 

Sun 26

Your Zoo, Your Planet: Saving Species

May 26 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Zookeepers offer informal activities relating to the importance of local conservation, the Zoo’s conservation partners, and the success of local conservation programs right here in our own backyard. Check back later or at the entry kiosk for more information.

Cost: free with Zoo admission.

Wed 29

IMPROVology at the Lobero

May 29 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Can California condors be comical? Do gorillas generate guffaws? And what’s so funny about a monkey’s uncle? Find out at IMPROVology, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s science-meets-comedy show, which has outgrown its nest and flown the coop, landing at the Lobero Theatre.

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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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