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Here’s to Another 60 Years

Proudly celebrating 60 years of excellence in animal care

In August of 1963, the Santa Barbara Zoo opened its doors to the public. For six decades, the Zoo has been dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures. We are also proud to be a beloved destination for generations of families, tourists, and locals alike.

For questions, please contact the Zoo’s Advancement Department at (805) 962-5339 or email

Leverage Your Giving

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a gift matching program? Ask your employer to consider making a matching gift to the Zoo this holiday season.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70½ or older? The IRA charitable rollover is permanent! You can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA – please consult your professional financial advisor for details. 

Donate Now

You can give by donating online using the form above, emailing, or calling the Zoo’s Advancement department at (805) 962-5339, ext. 110.

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103