500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA

“The Audrey Hepburn of Zoos – petite, charming and beautiful.” (The Food Network)

Even the lions and the giraffes have sweeping ocean views at this charming sea-side park. The beauty of the animals is matched only by the lush gardens. Just two miles from State Street, this quaint Zoo can be toured in ninety-minutes to two hours, though you’ll be tempted to linger longer.

Not only are we a great place for a family day, we are a unique, off the beaten path place to host your special event. Our lush, green hilltop that overlooks the ocean is ideal for weddings and company picnics. Looking for an indoor event space? Ask about our beautiful, state of the art Discovery Pavilion! We have the perfect space for whatever your special event may be. 

 

Hours of Operation

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Amenities

Attractions
Picnic Area:
Yes
Educational Programs:
Yes
Gift Shop:
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Kids Programs:
Yes
Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor:
Yes
Parking Available:
Yes

General

Accessibility
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Wheelchair:
Yes
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Green:
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Special Events


Sunset Sips

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

Guests can drink in the view – and local wine – at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursdays of June and July.…


Dignatarios

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

Throw on a gaucho hat, shine up those dancing shoes, and bring an appetite for fun. Celebracion de los Dignatarios kicks off Fiesta week…


- / Recurring daily

Boo at the Zoo

Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-­or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a…


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Fall Zoo Camp

Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

November 20–22 & 24 Half Day 9 AM – 12 PM. Full Day 9 AM – 3 PM. The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a…



- / Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Spring Zoo Camp

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

March 27–31Half Day 9 a.m. – noonFull Day 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.The Zoo’s award-winning Zoo Camp has a special program…


El Dia del Nino

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

Celebrate this “Day of the Child” at the Zoo, one of the year’s most popular events, featuring Spanish-language music,…


Roar & Pour 2017

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

VIP tickets are available, which include early entry at 4 p.m., high-end reserve tastings (wines that will not be poured at the main…


Zoo Brew 2017

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

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…


SB Zoo Sunset Sips

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

Guests can drink in the view – and local wine – at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop. Enjoy special animal encounters, train…