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Zoo at Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93103
Category: Activities
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Before you go


It's all happening at the Santa Barbara Zoo, which is just over 1.5 miles from our beach-friendly hotel. Exhibits include Cats of Africa, the Crawford Family Penguin House, Elephant Walk, Gibbon Island, and Goeldi's Monkeys and Titi Monkeys. The Tropical Aviary is home to birds like the free-flying macaw and green-cheeked Amazon parrot. Little ones will have big fun on the Zoo Train and at "Chomp! Chomp! Dinosaurs are Picky Eaters," a 15-minute live-action show.



  • Adults (13-64): $15
  • Seniors (65 ): $12
  • Children (2-12): $10
  • Children (under 2): Free


  • Open daily: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • Boo At The Zoo
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
  • Snow Leopard Festival


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Tours
  • Zoo Train
  • Live Shows
  • Family Play Area


  • What are my food options at the zoo?

    Everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to sandwiches and salads are on the menu at the Ridley-Tree House Restaurant. Mexican meals, snacks, and ice cream are the domain of the Wave, a hilltop café. You'll also find food carts selling specialty items throughout the Zoo.
  • besides driving, how can i get to the zoo?

    There's a waterfront shuttle whose schedule and fares can be found at http://www.sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedules/waterfront-shuttle.html. You can also take Amtrak, which stops near the Zoo. Visit http://www.amtrak.com/home for times and prices.

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