Have your child’s birthday party at the Santa Barbara Zoo, the wildest place in town!

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  • 5 star ratingMy Daughter's 5th Birthday Party at the Zoo! What an amazing experience to have the opportunity to host my daughters Birthday at the Santa Barbara Zoo! We are so lucky to have the Zoo in our backyard and the opportunity to have our friends and family gather together to celebrate a Birthday together while experiencing all the Zoo has to offer! Tanner and his team were extremely helpful and accommodating to help create the perfect day!


    5 star ratingBirthday party was a success! We have done a party at the zoo for the last 2 years for my daughter's birthday (her 2nd and 3rd birthdays) and the zoo has been a GREAT location! She loved the giraffe feeding and the train ride and it was so easy for me as Tanner the Zoo Coordinator did most of the work and checked in throughout the party to make sure everything was going as planned. I would highly recommend booking a party at the zoo!

  • 5 star rating1st Birthday Party Blast! We hosted my sons 1st birthday at the Santa Barbara zoo and I highly recommend it to all families. The entire experience was very well organized and helpful. They took care of the set up and clean up (which we can all agree is the most grueling part). They provided catering and modifications once my party arrived. Tanner and Sam were my event staff party hosts and they made sure we had what we needed at all times. The kids had plenty to do and parents had a nice shaded area to relax.


    5 star ratingBest Place For A First Birthday! I had my baby’s first birthday Party here and it was the best experience ever! The memories made with my friends and family was priceless! A huge thank you to Tanner the party coordinator who went above and beyond to ensure that my daughter had her bear (Tiny) at the party! Seeing her face light up when she saw him was everything! They set up for me, there was no hassle, and everyone stayed on schedule with the activities! I couldn’t be more happier this was the best birthday party ever for sure thanks to this team!

  • 5 star ratingZoo for All What an incredible Institution. Friendly staff, immaculate facility, outreach programs and and pro active hands on participation. What more can you ask for. Beautiful grounds full of blooming flowers and helpful staff. Rental facilities available to celebrate birthdays. I saw more smiling faces in one afternoon than I've seen in a long time.
    Do yourself a favor and borrow a grandchild so you can fit into this wonderful treat.


    5 star ratingLeisurely Zoo This is a great zoo for younger kids. The location makes it very pleasant and you feel a cool breeze from the ocean all the time. It's a small zoo and you can complete it in 2 hours. It's pretty and has a few shows that you can sit down and enjoy with the kids. If you want a quick tour of all the animals, it can be done by the train. The zoo also offers picnic areas for birthday parties and it has some good birthday packages. We went for my son's 3rd birthday and he had a lot of fun. It was just the right amount of walking for his little feet.

  • 5 star ratingSanta Barbara Zoo Nice quaint packed with lots of beauty! Overlooking the ocean This Zoo is big enough to tire the small ones out, yet doesnt take the whole day to explore. Celebrating a Birthday? Wedding? or family BBQ? You can rent part of the zoo for your private celebrations.


    5 star ratingGreat Birthday Party Location We had our son’s 4th birthday party at the Santa Barbara Zoo and has an amazing time! Tanner, Gabriel, and Taylor took such great care of us. Gabriel’s help and check-ins made the experience completely seem less and stress free. The kids fed the giraffes, went rock climbing, and pet a tortoise then got to spend the afternoon running around the zoo. Definitely a wow factor birthday party location. It was the perfect place to enjoy and celebrate the special day!