Online tickets purchased in advance are currently required for ALL guests, including Santa Barbara Zoo Members (member tickets are free of charge). No tickets required for children under 2.
Advance ticketing remains in effect; this provides for a better guest experience in the park and allows the Zoo to slowly increase capacity safely as California reopens.
Pick a day and time to visit, and you will receive an electronic ticket that can be scanned by one of our team members when you arrive.
updated 6/15/21: Local public health code requires unvaccinated guests (including children) to wear masks when entering indoor areas where they will be in close contact with others. While there is no requirement for providing proof of vaccination status when entering the Zoo, we encourage unvaccinated guests to follow this guidance in indoor spaces.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to honor any admission discounts at this time, including free or discounted reciprocal membership from other zoos and aquariums.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to honor any admission discounts at this time.
While some exhibits and attractions may be closed, guests will still see many of their favorite animals, including leopards, penguins, and giraffes!
No, guests under 2 years old do not need a reservation.