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Santa Barbara Zoo

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

May 2020

[CANCELED] Members’ Night

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

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[CANCELED] Fairytale Weekend

May 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until May 3, 2020

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

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

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[CANCELED] Fairytale Weekend

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

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

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

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[CANCELED] Roar & Pour Wine Festival

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

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Kids Club: Movies in May

May 16, 2020 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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Zoo School: Spring Session Ends

May 21, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Spring 2020: TBD April 2 through  May 21, Thursdays OR Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon. Join our hands-on, experiential program for early education learners (3–5) and homeschool students (ages 3–15). Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week session, students explore as field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions. Classes are grouped by age; winter, spring, and fall semesters offered. Read more about Zoo School, or register online for the program today!    

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June 2020

Zoo Brew

June 6, 2020 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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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.           

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Summer Zoo Camp Begins

June 8, 2020 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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Family Safari Sleepover

June 13, 2020 6:30 PM - June 14, 2020 10:30 AM
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One event on July 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

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July 2020

Family Safari Sleepover

July 18, 2020 6:30 PM - July 19, 2020 10:30 AM
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One event on July 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

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August 2020

DIGS

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

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

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Summer Zoo Camp Ends

August 14, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Summer Zoo Camp dates: Monday, June 8– Friday, August 14 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.

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Family Safari Sleepover

August 15, 2020 6:30 PM - August 16, 2020 10:30 AM
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One event on July 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

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Zoofari Ball XXXV

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

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

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October 2020

Boo at the Zoo

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

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

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Boo at the Zoo

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

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

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Boo at the Zoo

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

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

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November 2020

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

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

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