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Today at the Zoo

Tuesday July 23, 2019 |

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

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Live Stage Shows

Performances at noon , 1:30 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.

What’s New at the Zoo

Asian Elephant

What’s going on with Little Mac?

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!

ZooTube

Capys Are Back!

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Thu 25

Autism Safari Nights

July 25 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop the kids off to play while you connect with other parents of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children will enjoy a movie, reading corner, bounce house, and sensory activities while parents eat, drink, and mingle.

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase, so you can take a night off from making dinner too! The Zoo’s gift shop will be open and offers sensory backpacks for sale.

Advance registration required. Childcare provided at no cost by UCSB Koegel Autism Center. Zoo restaurant offers gluten-free items.

Cost: Free. SOLD OUT. To get on the waitlist, please contact JJ McLeod.

Sat 27

Explorer Fundays: Newspaper Lion

July 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! Extra! Extra! Roar all about it! Make a lion 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 28

Explorer Fundays: Newspaper Lion

July 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! Extra! Extra! Roar all about it! Make a lion 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 

Aug 01

DIGS

August 1 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Throw on a gaucho hat, shine up those dancing shoes, and bring an appetite for fun. Celebracion de los Dignatarios kicks off Fiesta week with the wildest party in Santa Barbara, including the infamous “Digs” margaritas, icy cold beer, and tasty regional wines. Enjoy yummy appetizers from top local eateries, boogie to the stinging sounds of DJ Hecktik, and hobnob with VIPs… like you. Viva DIGS! For more Fiesta activity info, visit the OSD website.

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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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