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Santa Barbara Zoo

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

March 2019

Explorer Fundays: Paper Plate Sunny Days

March 16 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 17, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages. Some days you have to make your own sunshine. Come make your day a little brighter: make a sunny day out of a paper plate! 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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Explorer Fundays: Paper Plate Sunny Days

March 17 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 17, 2019

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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52 Weeks of Fun! Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that’s fun for all ages. Some days you have to make your own sunshine. Come make your day a little brighter: make a sunny day out of a paper plate! 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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Princess Weekend/Save the Frogs

March 23 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 24, 2019

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

Early entrance at 9 a.m., exclusively for SB Zoo Members. Wear a crown. Save a frog. Bring your princess or superhero to the Zoo! 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. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians, and enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. Cost: free with Zoo admission  

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Princess Weekend/Save the Frogs

March 24 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 24, 2019

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

Early entrance at 9 a.m., exclusively for SB Zoo Members. Wear a crown. Save a frog. Bring your princess or superhero to the Zoo! 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. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians, and enjoy frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. Cost: free with Zoo admission  

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April 2019

Zoo-to-Do

April 6 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Free, this is a volunteer event. Pre-registration is required

Local residents are invited to help with Zoo improvement projects during this community volunteer day. Work takes place in the Zoo gardens and/or exhibits. Volunteers receive lunch and two Zoo guest passes. Cost: free, this is a volunteer event. Must be 12 or older for this event. Pre-registration is required: contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (805) 962­-5339, ext. 153 or volunteer@sbzoo.org.  

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El Día del Niño

April 7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Free with Zoo admission.

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.

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May 2019

Members’ Night

May 3 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 for this annual event celebrating our loyal Members and Foster Feeders! Zoo Catering Services by Rincon serves a delicious dinner to complete this delightful evening. Reservations are required. Cost: $18/adults; $12/children 2-12. Tickets on sale March 1. 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 11 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! VIP tickets are available and include early entry at 4 p.m., high-end reserve tastings (wines that will not be poured at the main event), complimentary appetizers, and animal encounters. This event is not to be missed; all proceeds benefit the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo. For guests ages 21 and older. Tickets go on sale March 1. Visit…

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June 2019

Zoo Brew

June 1 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Zoo Brew is so popular, it sells out every year! Show your support for the Zoo's animals while you enjoy tastings from 30+ breweries, plus pub food and merchandise are available for sale. VIP tickets allow early entrance and include appetizers.  For ages 21+ only.  Tickets on sale May 1.      

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Summer Zoo Camp Begins

June 10 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 8 to the wild world of animals and science. Age-appropriate themed programs include games, teacher-led workshops, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and animal-related crafts, songs and skits.

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Zoo-a-palooza

June 14 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

You think the Zoo is pretty wild because of all of the animals? Wait until you see it when it’s taken over by…kids! Children of all ages are warmly welcomed to the first annual Zoo for All, a kids’ party at the Zoo. Enjoy local vendors with activity stations, mad science experiments, bounce houses, climbing wall, giraffe feeding, and of course…a dance party with Zoo fave DJ Hektik.

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August 2019

DIGS

August 1 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Throw on a gaucho hat, shine up those dancing shoes, and bring an appetite for fun. Celebracion de los Dignatarios kicks off Fiesta week with the wildest party in Santa Barbara, including the infamous “Digs” margaritas, icy cold beer, and tasty regional wines. Enjoy yummy appetizers from top local eateries, boogie to the stinging sounds of DJ Hecktik, and hobnob with VIPs… like you. Viva DIGS! For more Fiesta activity info, visit the OSD website.

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Zoofari Ball XXXIV

August 24 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! A fundraiser benefiting your Zoo and your planet.

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October 2019

Boo at the Zoo

October 18 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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Boo at the Zoo

October 19 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 20 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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December 2019

Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding at the Zoo

December 1 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. Snow leopards bask in their element while Santa poses for holiday photos.

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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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