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.

Due to COVID-19, limitations, restrictions, and changes to normal operating protocols and benefits may apply. Days and times of operation, attractions, and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation.

Already a Santa Barbara Zoo Member? If this is your first time activating your online account, click here.

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Membership Benefits

Your Zoo membership supports the Zoo’s animals and wildlife conservation projects on California’s Central Coast and around the globe.

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


Discounts on education programs, gift store purchases, attractions, and more

Zoo News

Get all the latest news and member updates


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

Membership Categories

All memberships must have at least one adult cardholder. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
There are six additional categories of Zoo Membership available, so please see the membership chart or contact the Zoo’s membership department for more information.  

 Individual PlusDual PlusFlock





One specified person

Two specified people

One or two specified adults + up to four specified children

# of Guests Included Each Visit113
Free Parking
Early Entry
Member Events
Zoo News

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 the membership office at (805) 679-8479 to join, upgrade, or renew.


Download the membership form and fax it to the membership office 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 the membership office by email or phone: (805) 679-8479.

Membership Support

I'm having trouble logging in to make a reservation/I haven't activated my account yet.

If you are having trouble logging in to your account in our reservation system, please check out this helpful guide. If you still are unable to log in and need support, please fill out the form below and a member services team member will help you.

SB Zoo Membership Support Form

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I need help with a different membership issue.

SB Zoo Membership Support Form

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Will my Zoo membership be affected while the Zoo is closed?

If you are a Santa Barbara Zoo Member and your membership was active membership as of December 7, 2020,  your membership was updated to reflect the amount of time that we were closed. You can check your current membership expiration date in your online account; updated cards with new expiration dates will not be sent out.