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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Membership Benefits

Free admission

During regular hours for a full year

Free Parking

While visiting the Zoo during regular hours

Special Events

Just for Zoo Members and their guests

Gift Store Discount

10% Gift Store discount

Zoo News

Our quarterly Zoo Member magazine


Membership fee is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law

  • Free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos & aquariums (note: If you plan to visit another zoo or aquarium, please call before you go, as some new restrictions on reciprocal admission may be in place due to COVID-19.)
  • Discounts on education workshops including Zoo Camp
  • Discounts on birthday parties
  • Discounts on Zoo train rides, giraffe feedings, and Climb for Condors tickets
Early Bird Option

Members who add the Early Bird Option are able to enter the Zoo as early as 9 a.m. on any day. This option may be added to any membership category for an additional $25/year.

Membership Categories

We offer seven additional categories of membership with benefits ranging from new exhibit previews to use of the Zoo for a private party. Please see our membership chart or contact the Zoo’s membership department for more information.  All memberships must have at least one adult cardholder. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

 IndividualIndividual PlusDualDual PlusFamilyFamily PlusSupporting








One specified adultOne specified adultTwo specified people in same householdTwo specified people in same householdOne or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18One or two specified adults in household & dependent children under 18 or grandchildren under 18
Free admission
Free Parking
Special Events
Gift Store Discount
Zoo News
# of Guests Included Each Visit1113
# of One-Time-Use Train Tickets24
Complimentary photo by Mystery Pix1

Become a Member

Join/Renew Now

For your convenience, we have multiple opportunities for you to join, renew, or upgrade today.


Download the membership form and return by mail to join, renew, or upgrade:

Santa Barbara Zoo
attn: Membership
500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103


Please call Victoria Madrigal in the membership office at (805) 962-5339 to join, upgrade, or renew.


Download the membership form and fax it to Victoria Madrigal at (805) 962-1673 to join, upgrade, or renew.


Next time you visit the Zoo, stop by the membership window or the administration office to join, upgrade, or renew.


Looking for a unique gift? Give the gift of Zoo Membership online or by mail.

Please contact Victoria Madrigal in the membership office by email or phone: (805) 962-5339.