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Santa Barbara Zoo

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

October 2018

Kids Club: Autumn Assembly

October 27 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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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.

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November 2018

Zoo Train 50th Anniversary Celebration

November 3 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 4, 2018

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

Is taking a train ride around the Zoo with Victor, Emmett, or Kate the best part of your Zoo day? Join the fun as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Zoo Train! Festivities include train-themed activities, model trains, live music, chalk art competition, photo opportunities, and more. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there will be a special golden train spike ceremony and ribbon cutting. If you can't wait until November, celebrate your love of the train by becoming an Engineer for a Day or by making a 50th Train Anniversary gift today.   Cost: free with Zoo admission

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Zoo Train 50th Anniversary Celebration

November 4 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 4, 2018

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

Is taking a train ride around the Zoo with Victor, Emmett, or Kate the best part of your Zoo day? Join the fun as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Zoo Train! Festivities include train-themed activities, model trains, live music, chalk art competition, photo opportunities, and more. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there will be a special golden train spike ceremony and ribbon cutting. If you can't wait until November, celebrate your love of the train by becoming an Engineer for a Day or by making a 50th Train Anniversary gift today.   Cost: free with Zoo admission

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Explorer Fundays: Cork Turkey

November 17 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

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 turkey using corks and your imagination! 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: Cork Turkey

November 18 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

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 turkey using corks and your imagination! 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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Fall Zoo Camp

November 19 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 21, 2018

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

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.

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 20 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 21, 2018

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

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.

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 21 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 21, 2018

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

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.

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Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

November 22 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.

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Zoo Closes Early at 3:30 p.m.

November 22 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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One event on December 24, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 25, 2018 at 10:00am

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

The Zoo closes early for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas and some special events.

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Fall Zoo Camp

November 23 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

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.

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Explorer Fundays: Newspapers and Leaves Hedgehog

November 24 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 25, 2018

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! Today we will take inspiration from nature by using fallen leaves and newspaper to create hedgehog friends. 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: Newspapers and Leaves Hedgehog

November 25 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 25, 2018

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! Today we will take inspiration from nature by using fallen leaves and newspaper to create hedgehog friends. 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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December 2018

Explorer Fundays: Finger Paint Snow Leopard

December 1 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 2, 2018

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! Today we will celebrate the Snow Leopard Festival! Make a unique snow leopard with paint. 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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Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding at the Zoo

December 2 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Free with Zoo admission

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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Explorer Fundays: Finger Paint Snow Leopard

December 2 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 2, 2018

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! Today we will celebrate the Snow Leopard Festival! Make a unique snow leopard with paint. 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 8 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 8 of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

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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Explorer Fundays: Water Bottle Snowmen

December 15 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 16, 2018

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. Baby, it's still cold outside! Transform a water bottle into an adorable snowman. 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: Water Bottle Snowmen

December 16 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 16, 2018

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. Baby, it's still cold outside! Transform a water bottle into an adorable snowman. 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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Winter Zoo Camp

December 24 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 24, 2018

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

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.

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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 Day, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!

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Zoo Closes Early at 3:30 p.m.

December 24 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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One event on December 24, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 25, 2018 at 10:00am

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

The Zoo closes early for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas and some special events.

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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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Zoo Closes Early at 3:30 p.m.

December 25 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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One event on December 24, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 25, 2018 at 10:00am

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

The Zoo closes early for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas and some special events.

Find out more »

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 28, 2018

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

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.

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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 28, 2018

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

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.

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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 28, 2018

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

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.

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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 11:00am, repeating until December 30, 2018

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 30 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 30, 2018

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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Winter Zoo Camp

December 31 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 31, 2018

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

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.

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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 2019

Open New Year’s Day

January 1, 2019 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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Winter Zoo Camp

January 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 4, 2019

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

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.

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Winter Zoo Camp

January 3, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 4, 2019

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

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.

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Winter Zoo Camp

January 4, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 4, 2019

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

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.

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