Toys4Animals

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

 

Adorable Aussies

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

 

Western Pond Turtle

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

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Today at the Zoo

Tuesday February 19, 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 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

Elephant Update

What’s up with Little Mac?

Condor Conservation

Learn more about these endangered beauties

Zoo Field Trips

Bring your herd to the Zoo

Donate Browse

Your green waste is a gorilla’s meal!

Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Thu 21

Condor Nest Guarding Training: Egg Stage

February 21 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Santa Barbara Zoo’s efforts to save the California condor! Volunteer to monitor nest activity and chick development. Trainings are held February 21 and 26, so choose the day that’s convenient for you.

Tue 26

Condor Nest Guarding Training: Egg Stage

February 26 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Santa Barbara Zoo’s efforts to save the California condor! Volunteer to monitor nest activity and chick development. Trainings are held February 21 and 26, so choose the day that’s convenient for you.

Mar 02

Explorer Fundays: Tulip Fork Painting

March 2 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! Plenty of sunshine, paint, and a fork are all you need to grow this beautiful garden.

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

Cost: free with Zoo admission 

Mar 03

Explorer Fundays: Tulip Fork Painting

March 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! Plenty of sunshine, paint, and a fork are all you need to grow this beautiful garden.

Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & 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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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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