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Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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February 2017

FrogWatch USA Training

February 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Leap into the conservation community by learning the calls of local amphibians and collecting data for FrogWatch USA. FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that provides individuals, groups, and families with the opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the breeding calls of local frogs and toads. As a volunteer, you register to monitor a site of your choice, be it a local creek, a favorite walking trail,…

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Explorer Fundays: Newspaper Coat of Many Colors

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until February 26, 2017

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! Stay ahead of the trends and make your own coat of many colors out of newspaper. 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: Newspaper Coat of Many Colors

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until February 26, 2017

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! Stay ahead of the trends and make your own coat of many colors out of newspaper. 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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March 2017

Homeschool Science: Spring Semester Begins

March 2 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Spring 2017 March 2–24 & April 6–28 from 9 a.m. – noon. No class March 30 & 31. Join our hands-on, experiential program for homeschoolers (ages 4–15) in a semester of science at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week semester, we help students explore as scientists and field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions. Classes are grouped by age; spring and fall semesters offered.…

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Explorer Fundays: Paper Scrap Rainbows

March 4 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 5, 2017

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. Create your own lucky rainbow using scrap paper. 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 Scrap Rainbows

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 5, 2017

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. Create your own lucky rainbow using scrap paper. 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 Day/Save the Frogs

March 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 12, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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There’s no better time than the season when clocks “spring forward” to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians. Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate frogs. There are also frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. All costumed princesses welcome – as are knights, pirates, and cowboys. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians. Cost: free with Zoo admission

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Explorer Fundays: Coffee Filter Poison Dart Frog

March 11 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 12, 2017

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. It's frog awareness Day! Celebrate frogs and make one of your very own. 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 Day/Save the Frogs

March 12 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 12, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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There’s no better time than the season when clocks “spring forward” to honor the world’s many and varied frogs and amphibians. Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate frogs. There are also frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. All costumed princesses welcome – as are knights, pirates, and cowboys. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians. Cost: free with Zoo admission

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Explorer Fundays: Coffee Filter Poison Dart Frog

March 12 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 12, 2017

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. It's frog awareness Day! Celebrate frogs and make one of your very own. 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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$200 - $260

Smartphone Photography Workshop

March 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Do you enjoy taking photos with your smartphone? Do you love animals? Learn smartphone photography techniques at the Santa Barbara Zoo with a Zoo educator and Zoo staff photographer. Participants will learn smartphone photography basics, develop their animal photography skills, and learn to touch up their favorite picture to post on social media all in three short hours. Class size is limited to 12. Cost: $50/person, $40/person for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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FrogWatch USA Training

March 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Leap into the conservation community by learning the calls of local amphibians and collecting data for FrogWatch USA. FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that provides individuals, groups, and families with the opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities and report data on the breeding calls of local frogs and toads. As a volunteer, you register to monitor a site of your choice, be it a local creek, a favorite walking trail,…

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Year of the Explorer: Fork Painting a Tulip Garden

March 18 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 19, 2017

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! Plenty of sunshine, paint, and a fork are all you need to grow a beautiful garden. Year of the Explorer activities are held every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Year of the Explorer: Fork Painting a Tulip Garden

March 19 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 19, 2017

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! Plenty of sunshine, paint, and a fork are all you need to grow a beautiful garden. Year of the Explorer activities are held every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Explorer Fundays: Sunny Days

March 25 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 26, 2017

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: Sunny Days

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 26, 2017

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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April 2017
Free with Zoo admission.

El Dia del Nino

April 2 @ 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.

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Free with Zoo admission

Ape Awareness Day

April 8 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s two Western lowland gorillas and pair of white-handed gibbons. Check at the entry kiosk for more information. Cost: free with Zoo admission.

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Free, this is a volunteer event. Pre-registration is required

Zoo-to-Do

April 22 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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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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May 2017

Roar & Pour Wine Festival

May 6 @ 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…

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Members’ Night

May 12 @ 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: $17/adults; $11/children 2-12. Tickets go 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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Scout Saturday

May 13 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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For Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Spend the day with the Santa Barbara Zoo's animals as you learn about local and exotic species, explore the local bird refuge on a guided hike, and participate in games and activities all designed to help Scouts complete specific Adventures and Merit Badge requirements.  Register online or contact Anna Prober by email or phone: (805) 962-5339. Cub Scouts program: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Boy Scouts program: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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June 2017

Zoo Brew

June 3 @ 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 sold out in hours last year! There are tastings from 30+ breweries, plus pub food and merchandise are available for sale. VIP tickets allow early entrance and include appetizers. For ages 21 and over only.  Cost: $60/general admission, $100/VIP. Tickets go on sale May 1.    

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Sunset Sips

June 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Guests can drink in the view – and local wine –  at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursdays of June and July. Enjoy special animal encounters, train rides, and hors d’oeuvres. Ticket price includes the "Wine Down," local-focused mini-lectures that begin with a "last pour" at 7 p.m. Guests can wander into Palm Garden, take a seat on a cozy blanket, watch the sun set, and hear about a variety of topics from local folks. The "Wine Down": …

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Family Sleepover Safari

June 24 @ 6:30 PM - June 25 @ 10:30 AM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2017 Sleepover Safaris: June 24, July 22, and August 19 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Sleepover Safari and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $70/person, $60/person for…

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July 2017

Kids Club: Wild Nights

July 8 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Wild Nights Let your kids get wild at the Zoo this Summer at this month's Kids Club meeting. Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s'mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3-12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom) Cost $30/child, $20 each additional sibling. Register online. 

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp Begins

July 10 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 Zoo Camp introduces kids ages 3 to 12 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. Half-day, full-day, and extended day options are available. Half-day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full-day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo Members Extended day option: additional $75/week…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 11 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 12 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 14 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Sunset Sips

July 20 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Guests can drink in the view – and local wine –  at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursdays of June and July. Enjoy special animal encounters, train rides, and hors d’oeuvres. Ticket price includes the "Wine Down," local-focused mini-lectures that begin with a "last pour" at 7 p.m. Guests can wander into Palm Garden, take a seat on a cozy blanket, watch the sun set, and hear about a variety of topics from local folks. For guests ages 21+…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Family Sleepover Safari

July 22 @ 6:30 PM - July 23 @ 10:30 AM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2017 Sleepover Safaris: June 24, July 22, and August 19 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Sleepover Safari and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $70/person, $60/person for…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 24 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 25 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 26 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 28 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

July 31 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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August 2017

Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 1 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 2 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 3 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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DIGS

August 3 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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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. For guests 21+ and over only. …

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Kids Club: Fiesta Friday

August 4 @ 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Fiesta Friday  T.G.I.Fiesta Friday! Let your kids Fiesta at the Zoo at this month's Kids Club meeting. Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s'mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom) Cost $30/child, $20 each additional sibling. Register online.

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 7 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 8 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 9 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 10 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 11 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 14 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 15 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 16 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 17 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp Ends

August 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10– Friday, August 18 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. Half-day, full-day, and extended day options are available. Half-day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full-day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo Members Extended day option: additional $75/week…

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Traditional Summer Zoo Camp

August 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Traditional Zoo Camp dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 18 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. Half day, full day, and extended day options are available. Half day: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. $225/week, $185/week for SB Zoo Members Full day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $285/week, $245/week for SB Zoo…

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Family Sleepover Safari

August 19 @ 6:30 PM - August 20 @ 10:30 AM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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2017 Sleepover Safaris: June 24, July 22, and August 19 Going on safari doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. Go on a Sleepover Safari and enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara! Your family will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you've spent the night at the Zoo. Cost $70/person, $60/person for…

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Zoofari Ball XXXII: TikiFari presented by Union Bank

August 26 @ 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Paradise awaits in this 1950s tiki-inspired fest straight out of the South Seas. Wear your finest Hawaiian shirt or kitschy getup to chill out under the palm trees and enjoy an icy cold, fruity mai tai or zombie–garnished with a paper umbrella, of course. Balmy ocean breezes blow as you appease the gods by bidding on exotic silent auction items, then partake of a scrumptious buffet worthy of Don the Beachcomber. Dance the night away amid your fellow revelers under a…

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Elephant Awareness Day

August 27 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Keepers talks and/or training demos at the elephant exhibit, and other activities including kids booth, palm oil booth with shopping game, Asian elephant support info booth, biofact/training & care booth, and more.  Cost: free with Zoo admission.

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September 2017

Vulture Awareness Day

September 3 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s three species of vultures – California condors, Ruppell’s griffon vultures, and turkey vultures – as part of International Vulture Awareness Day. Check back later or at the entry kiosk for more information. Cost: free with Zoo admission.

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Scout Saturday

September 23 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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For Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Spend the day with the Santa Barbara Zoo's animals as you learn about local and exotic species, explore the local bird refuge on a guided hike, and participate in games and activities all designed to help Scouts complete specific Adventures and Merit Badge requirements.  Register online or contact Anna Prober by email or phone: (805) 962-5339. Cub Scouts program: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Boy Scouts program: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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Homeschool Science: Fall Semester Begins

September 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Join our hands-on, experiential program for homeschoolers (ages 4–15) in a semester of science at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week semester, we help students explore as scientists and field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions. Classes are grouped by age; spring and fall semesters offered. Fall 2017 Thursdays, September 28 – November 17 from 9 a.m. – noon  

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Workshop: Painting and Wine

September 30 @ 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Let your inner artist go wild! Details TBD. Includes painting materials and one glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage for participants under age 21). Additional beverages available for purchase. Cost: $70/person, $60/person for SB Zoo Members. Register online, or contact Hannah Kistner for more information.

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October 2017

Bugs, Boas, and Bones: Creepy-Crawly Creatures Awareness Day

October 7 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Keepers offer informal activities relating to the Zoo’s collection of insects, spiders, snakes, and other “creepy-crawly creatures.” Check back later or at the entry kiosk for more information. Cost: free with Zoo admission.

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Boo at the Zoo

October 20 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Friday, October 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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! Early Closure for all three dates: Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $17/adult, $15/adult for SB Zoo Members;…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 21 @ 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Friday, October 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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! Early Closure for all three dates: Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $17/adult, $15/adult for SB Zoo Members;…

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Boo at the Zoo

October 22 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Friday, October 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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! Early Closure for all three dates: Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $17/adult, $15/adult for SB Zoo Members;…

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Kids Club: Autumn Assembly

October 28 @ 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Autumn Assembly Let your kids spend a spooky evening at the Zoo! Parents, take the evening off while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s'mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom) Cost $30/child, $20/sibling. Register online.

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November 2017

Rainforest Awareness Day

November 12 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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There are two kinds of rainforest in the world: tropical and temperate. Both types of rainforests contain large numbers of plants and animals, and both types of rainforest also contain many resources used by humans. Zookeepers offer informal activities relating to rainforest-dwelling animals and educate guests about the importance of the world's tropical rainforests to both people and animals across the globe. Cost: free with Zoo admission.

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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November 20–22 & 24 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $35/day, $30/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $50/day, $45/day for SB Zoo Members. Register for Zoo Camp online. 

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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November 20–22 & 24 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $35/day, $30/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $50/day, $45/day for SB Zoo Members. Register for Zoo Camp online. 

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 22 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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November 20–22 & 24 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $35/day, $30/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $50/day, $45/day for SB Zoo Members. Register for Zoo Camp online. 

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Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

November 23 @ 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 elephants, gorillas, and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. Cost: free with Zoo admission.  The Zoo closes early today, at 3:30 p.m.

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 24 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Nov. 20–22 & 24 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during Thanksgiving Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $35/day, $30/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $50/day, $45/day for SB Zoo Members. Register for Zoo Camp online. 

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December 2017
Free with Zoo admission

Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding at the Zoo

December 3 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Beautiful and elusive, snow leopards are highly endangered and the subject of celebration at this Zoo event. Kids sled down the Zoo’s “mini-Himalayan” mountains and play in the snow area. Enjoy snow leopard zookeeper talks, snow leopard arts and crafts, and photos with Santa. Early 9 a.m. entry for SB Zoo Members only! Cost: festival is free with Zoo admission; sledding $3/child.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 22 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 26 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 29, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – noon Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 27 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 29, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – noon Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 28 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 29, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – noon Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Winter Zoo Camp

December 29 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 29, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Dec. 18–22 and Dec. 26–29 Half Day 9 a.m. – noon Full Day 9 a.m. –   3 p.m. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program during two weeks of Winter Break featuring age-appropriate themed programs for kids for ages 3 to 12 and includes games, behind-­the-scenes visits, up-close animal introductions, hands-on science, and crafts. Cost: half day $42/day, $37/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $55/day, $50/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Kids Club: New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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New Year's Eve Let your kids celebrate New Year's Eve at the Zoo! What better way for the kiddos to ring in the new year than with all of their animal friends? Enjoy a night out celebrating while your kids take over the Zoo and enjoy dinner, special animal encounters, night tours, s'mores, and more fun activities. For ages 3–12 (must be self-sufficient in the restroom). Kids can stay until just after midnight (twilight option) or until 10:30 the next morning (overnight…

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