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

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November 2017

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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November 20–22 & 24 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 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 $45/day, $40/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $57/day, $52/day for SB Zoo Members. Register for Zoo Camp online. 

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December 2017

Explorer Fundays: Fingerprint Snow Leopard Spots

December 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 3, 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! Today we will celebrate the Snow Leopard Festival! Make unique snow leopard spots 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 3 @ 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. Early 9 a.m. entry for SB Zoo Members only! Cost: festival is free with Zoo admission; sledding $3/child.

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Explorer Fundays: Fingerprint Snow Leopard Spots

December 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 3, 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! Today we will celebrate the Snow Leopard Festival! Make unique snow leopard spots 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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Explorer: Paper Roll Gingerbread People

December 9 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 10, 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! Turn old paper rolls into gingerbread boys and girls. 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: Paper Roll Gingerbread People

December 10 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 10, 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! Turn old paper rolls into gingerbread boys and girls. 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: Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

December 16 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 17, 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! Make beautiful snowflakes out of popsicle sticks. Explorer 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: Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

December 17 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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! Make beautiful snowflakes out of popsicle sticks. Explorer 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 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 22, 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. – 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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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 22, 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. – 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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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 22, 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. – 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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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 22, 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. – 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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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 22, 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. – 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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Explorer Fundays: Cork-Painted Wreaths

December 23 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 24, 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! In the spirit of the holidays, you can use a cork as your "paintbrush” to create beautiful wreaths. Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Open Christmas Eve

December 24 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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The Zoo is open Christmas Eve, so come spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo! General Admission until 2:30 p.m.; SB Zoo Member Admission until 3:00 p.m.  Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m.

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Explorer Fundays: Cork-Painted Wreaths

December 24 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 24, 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! In the spirit of the holidays, you can use a cork as your "paintbrush” to create beautiful wreaths. Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Open Christmas 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! General Admission until 2:30 p.m.; SB Zoo Member Admission until 3:00 p.m.  Zoo closes at 3:30 p.m.

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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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December 18–22 and December 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 $45/day, $40/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $57/day, $52/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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December 18–22 and December 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 $45/day, $40/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $57/day, $52/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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December 18–22 and December 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 $45/day, $40/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $57/day, $52/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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December 18–22 and December 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 $45/day, $40/day for SB Zoo Members, full day $57/day, $52/day for SB Zoo Members. Register online.

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Explorer Fundays: 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 31, 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. Let's get ready to ring in the new year! Using paper rolls as our brushes we will paint fireworks. Explorer Fundays activities are held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Explore Store. Cost: free with Zoo admission 

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Open New Year’s Eve

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

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Explorer Fundays: Paper Roll Fireworks

December 31 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until December 31, 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. Let's get ready to ring in the new year! Using paper rolls as our brushes we will paint fireworks. 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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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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January 2018

Open New Year’s Day

January 1, 2018 @ 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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