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June 2019

Summer Zoo Camp Begins

June 10 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 8 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and animal-related crafts, songs and skits.

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Safari Sleepover

June 22 6:30 PM - June 23 10:30 AM
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2019 Family Safari Sleepovers: June 22, July 20, and August 17 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Safari Sleepover and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $75/person, $65/person for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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July 2019

Safari Sleepover

July 20 6:30 PM - July 21 10:30 AM
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2019 Family Safari Sleepovers: June 22, July 20, and August 17 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Safari Sleepover and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $75/person, $65/person for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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August 2019

Safari Sleepover

August 17 6:30 PM - August 18 10:30 AM
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2019 Family Safari Sleepovers: June 22, July 20, and August 17 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Safari Sleepover and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $75/person, $65/person for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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September 2019

Vulture Awareness Day

September 1 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s three species of vultures – California condors, Ruppell’s griffon vultures, and turkey vultures – as part of International Vulture Awareness Day. Check back later or at the entry kiosk for more information.

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Zoo School: Fall Semester Begins

September 26 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Join our hands-on, experiential program for early education learners (3–5) and homeschool students (ages 3–15). Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week session, students explore as field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions.

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October 2019

IMPROVology at the Lobero

October 25 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on February 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM

One event on June 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM

One event on October 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Lobero Theatre, 33 EAST CANON PERDIDO STREET
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Can California condors be comical? Do gorillas generate guffaws? And what’s so funny about a monkey’s uncle? Find out at IMPROVology, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s science-meets-comedy show, which has outgrown its nest and flown the coop, landing at the Lobero Theatre.

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

November 28 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the Zoo's animals play and interact with pumpkins.

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December 2019

Zoo Trivia Night at Night Lizard Brewing Company

December 4 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Night Lizard Brewing Company, 607 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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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.

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Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding at the Zoo POSTPONED, SEE BELOW

December 8 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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A rare blizzard hits the Zoo with 80 tons of snow for sledding and snow play for this frosty fun family festival. Animals play in the snow while Santa poses for holiday photos.

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