Snow Leopard Festival

Sledding at the Zoo, too!

 

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

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Plan Your Visit

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

Open Thanksgiving Day

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

Reindeer Return

Visit Cookie & Peppermint Nov. 20 – Dec. 31

Lucky the Penguin

Surgery update

ZooTube

Local Conservation at the Zoo

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Mon 19

Fall Zoo Camp

November 19 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving 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.

Tue 20

Fall Zoo Camp

November 20 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving 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.

Tue 20

Reindeer at the Zoo Arrive

November 20 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cookie and Peppermint, those slightly-less-famous reindeer, arrive at the Santa Barbara Zoo to celebrate the holidays. Winter-themed and holiday-related activities happening throughout the holiday season.

 

Wed 21

Fall Zoo Camp

November 21 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving 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.

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Zoo News & Updates

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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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