Today at the Zoo

Monday February 24, 2020 |

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 3:00 PM

Play Area

A place to let your little ‘animals’ run wild!

Giraffe Feeding

Experience these gentle giants up close.

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Upcoming Events at the Zoo

Sat 29

Explorer Fundays: Cork Flamingos

February 29, 2020 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! Create your own flamboyant flamingo out of a cork.

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 01

Explorer Fundays: Cork Flamingos

March 1, 2020 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! Create your own flamboyant flamingo out of a cork.

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 04

Zoo Trivia Night at Night Lizard Brewing Company

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Santa Barbara Zoo staff at Night Lizard Brewing Company for animal-related trivia the first Wednesday of every month. A portion of beer sales will directly benefit the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Mar 14

Fairytale Weekend

March 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

There’s no better time than springtime to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians, and meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person, too. Enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances.

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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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