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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Attractions
Picnic Area:
Yes
Educational Programs:
Yes
Gift Shop:
Yes
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


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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…


Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

Time: Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

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…