Member Month

Thank you for being a Santa Barbara Zoo Member!  Your support means a lot to us, so we’re celebrating YOU the entire month of October.

Take advantage of:
• Exclusive Zoo experiences
• Members-only Zoo discounts
• Members-only savings at local businesses

We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo!

Not a Member? Join online today! Check out all of our Membership levels here.

Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

On Thursdays & Saturdays in October, join us for these exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, just for Santa Barbara Zoo Members.  Each experience is available for a limited number of people (see encounter descriptions at right for more details).  Arrive early to sign up for an experience on the day of your visit at the Membership Window when you enter the Zoo.

Thursday, October 5
Island Fox Encounter @ 11:30 a.m. (6 people max., must be age 6 or older)

Saturday, October 7
Giraffe Behind the Scenes@ 2:30 p.m. Meet the Zoo’s Masai giraffes (8 people max.)

Thursday, October 12
Giraffe Behind the Scenes@ 2:30 p.m. Meet the Zoo’s Masai giraffes (8 people max.)

Saturday, October 14
Penguin Fish Toss @ 11 a.m.  (10 people max.)

Thursday, October 19
Porcupine Encounter @ 3 p.m. Meet the Zoo’s porcupines. (6 people max.)

Saturday, October 21 (note: the Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. for Boo at the Zoo)
Condor Encounter @ 11 a.m. Meet the Zoo’s biggest birds (6 people max.)

Thursday, October 26
Penguin Fish Toss @ 11 a.m.  (10 people max.)

Saturday, October 28
Barnyard Encounter @ 2 p.m. Meet the Zoo’s barnyard animals (6 people max.)

Scheduled encounters are subject to change without prior notice.

Zoo Deals

Use the Zoo Coupons from the Fall issue of Zoo News, or print them and take to the Zoo.

  • Buy 1 fountain drink, get 1 free at the Ridley-Tree House Restaurant or The Wave
  • One month free Membership: Buy any level SB Zoo Membership and get one extra month free
  • 10% off birthday party at the Zoo + free character appearance
  • Buy one animal print spinner, get one free at main gift store

Valid October 2017. See individual coupons for restrictions.

Local Deals for Members

Check out these great offers from local businesses. See individual offers for restrictions. Valid during October 2017.