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Australian Walkabout Grand Opening

January 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

profile of wallaby in low light

The Australian Walkabout welcomes you into the animals’ home, a 15,000-square-foot walkable exhibit space. Its natural design evokes a sense of open space and encourages a connection with nature. The immersive layout honors the land, animals, and traditions of the Australian Aboriginal culture. You’ll see kangaroos, emus, and wallabies up close and experience the thrill of seeing these animals like never before! A new aviary featuring Australian birds is also part of the experience.

While reservations aren’t necessary to go through the Walkabout, you’ll still need a reservation to visit the Zoo. Walkabout capacity is limited, so expect to wait in line as small groups will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The kangaroos, wallabies, and emus are visible from outside the Walkabout as well, with the best viewing up on the Verandah deck.

Walkabout hours are 9 AM–4 PM and Santa Barbara Zoo Members have early access during Member Preview Week, which is January 8 through 17. Members can access the Walkabout from 9–10 AM during this time, an hour before the general public.

Cost: free with Zoo admission or membership. Make reservations online to visit the Zoo. 


January 8, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
(805) 962-5339