Farewell, Sujatha

We say goodbye to a beloved family member.

 

Adorable Aussies

Ambassador-able koalas Edmund and Thackory
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

Monday October 22, 2018 | Today’s Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Live Stage Shows

Performances this weekend 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

October is Member Month

Great deals and behind-the-scenes experiences just for SB Zoo Members!

Open Thanksgiving Day

Zoo open 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., annual pumpkin smash

Lucky the Penguin

Surgery update

Zoo Train

50th Anniversary Celebration

ZooTube

Koalas at the Zoo

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 27

Explorer Fundays: Potato Print Jack-o-Lanterns

October 27 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! No need for a pumpkin to make these jack-o-lanterns, let’s paint some with potatoes.

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

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Sat 27

Kids Club: Autumn Assembly

October 27 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Let your kids spend a spooky evening at the Zoo! Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s’mores, and more fun activities.

Sun 28

Explorer Fundays: Potato Print Jack-o-Lanterns

October 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! No need for a pumpkin to make these jack-o-lanterns, let’s paint some with potatoes.

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

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Nov 03

Explorer Funday: Newspaper Owls

November 3 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! Whoo you looking at? Why you, you pretty newspaper owl!

Year of the Explorer activities are held every Saturday and 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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