People come to the Santa Barbara Zoo for a number of reasons and in a variety of ways. For some, the Zoo is a great place to spend the afternoon with friends and family while surrounded by exotic wildlife. For others, it’s a place to learn and grow during a school visit or field trip. Still more are drawn to the Zoo as a quiet place to take in the beauty of the gardens and nature. No matter the reason, the Santa Barbara Zoo feels like home.
Our home is growing! From animal newborns to new Australian species including kangaroos, wallabies, and emus – there is so much to look forward to at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
We invite you to join us as we hop towards an exciting future at the Zoo. Please consider making a year-end gift to help us continue providing world-class care to the animals you know and love and to those who will join the Santa Barbara Zoo family in the future. Your gift will inspire the next generation and preserve the natural world and its living treasures.
Leverage Your Giving
Does your employer have a gift matching program? We receive matching funds from individuals just like you employed by Amgen, Chevron, Disney, and more!
IRA Charitable Rollover
Are you 70½ or older? The IRA charitable rollover is now permanent! You can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA.