Zoo Camp

It's time for Winter Zoo Camp!

 

Snow Leopard

Their long tails act as scarves in cold weather.

 

Return of the Reindeer

Meet Cookie & Peppermint Now through January 1

 

Toys4Animals

Animals love toys, too. Support the Zoo's animal enrichment program.

 

Adorable Aussies

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

 

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

Sunday December 9, 2018 |

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

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Live Stage Shows

Performances at noon and 2 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

Reindeer Return

Visit Cookie & Peppermint Nov. 20 – Jan. 1

Open Christmas Day

Zoo open 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Donate to the Zoo’s Annual Appeal

Together we make a difference #givingtuesday

Lucky the Penguin

Surgery update

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 15

Explorer Fundays: Water Bottle Snowmen

December 15 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. Baby, it’s still cold outside! Transform a water bottle into an adorable snowman.

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 16

Explorer Fundays: Water Bottle Snowmen

December 16 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. Baby, it’s still cold outside! Transform a water bottle into an adorable snowman.

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

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Mon 24

Winter Zoo Camp

December 24 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts.

Mon 24

Open Christmas Eve

December 24 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Zoo is open Christmas Day, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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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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