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Santa Barbara Zoo

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500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
(805) 962-5339

December 2019

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Saving Penguins: Movie Premiere

December 10 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Join Stephanie Arne (host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, AZA supporter) at the Zoo for the premiere of the Save the Penguins movie premiere.

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Potato Print Polar Bears

December 21 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until December 22, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Create a polar bear family using some paint and a potato! Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Potato Print Polar Bears

December 22 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until December 22, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Create a polar bear family using some paint and a potato! Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Open Christmas Eve

December 24 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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The Zoo is open Christmas Eve, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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Open Christmas Day

December 25 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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The Zoo is open Christmas Day, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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Paper Roll Fireworks

December 28 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until December 29, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Start ringing in the new year! Paint fireworks using a recycled paper roll as your brush. Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Paper Roll Fireworks

December 29 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until December 29, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages! Start ringing in the new year! Paint fireworks using a recycled paper roll as your brush. Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Open New Year’s Eve

December 31 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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The Zoo is open regular hours on New Year's Eve, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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January 2020

Open New Year’s Day

January 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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The Zoo is open regular hours on New Year's Day, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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Snow Festival/Sledding at the Zoo

January 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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A rare blizzard hits the Zoo with 80 tons of snow for sledding and snow play for this frosty fun family festival. Animals play in the snow and humans learn about the endangered snow leopard.

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March 2020

Princess Weekend/Save the Frogs

March 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 15, 2020

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

There’s no better time than springtime to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians, and meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person, too. Enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances.

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Princess Weekend/Save the Frogs

March 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 15, 2020

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

There’s no better time than springtime to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians, and meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person, too. Enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances.

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April 2020

El Día del Niño

April 5, 2020 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Celebrate this “Day of the Child” at the Zoo, one of the year’s most popular events, featuring Spanish-language music, children’s talent show, food, and fun! Cost: free with Zoo admission. Buy admission tickets online.

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May 2020

Members’ Night

May 1, 2020 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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For Santa Barbara Zoo Members and Foster Feeders Only. Join us as we celebrate our wonderful SB Zoo Members. Learn about the animals from the zookeepers who take care of them, ride the Zoo Train, dance with DJ Hecktik, enjoy a delicious dinner, and so much more! Reservations are required. Cost: tbd Note: the Zoo will close at 3:30 p.m. for this event. SB Zoo Members admitted until 3:00 p.m., tickets sold until 2:30 p.m.

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Roar & Pour Wine Festival

May 9, 2020 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip. Featuring tastings from more than 20 local wineries, tasty eats available for purchase from local food trucks and Rincon Catering, music, and more!

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August 2020

DIGS

August 6, 2020 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

DIGS kicks off Fiesta week with the wildest party in Santa Barbara. Enjoy yummy appetizers from top local eateries, dance the night away, and hobnob with VIPs… like you. Viva DIGS! For more Fiesta activity info, visit the OSD website.

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Zoofari Ball XXXV

August 29, 2020 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Join us for the biggest "fun"raiser of the year...Zoofari Ball. This event combines dinner, dancing, and supporting the animals at the  Santa Barbara Zoo. Zoofari usually sells out in advance, so make your reservations early! 

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October 2020

Boo at the Zoo

October 16, 2020 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-­or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more. It's the most popular family Halloween festival in the tri-counties area!

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Boo at the Zoo

October 17, 2020 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-­or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more. It's the most popular family Halloween festival in the tri-counties area!

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Boo at the Zoo

October 18, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-­or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more. It's the most popular family Halloween festival in the tri-counties area!

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November 2020

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

November 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.

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