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An average Zoo visit lasts 2.5 hours; but many guests spend a half day meandering the grounds, taking in the Pacific Ocean views, and enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner after visiting the animals. If you're short on time, our Zoo Map highlights the "Must-See" exhibits. Also, be sure to check out the Visitor Kiosk just inside the front entrance for keeper talks and other events.
Check here for a list of animals that are off exhibit due to Discovery Pavilion construction. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Also, check the event calendar before you visit, as sometimes the Zoo hosts after-hours events that require early closure.
Adults 13-64: $14
Children 2-12/Seniors 65+: $10
Children under 2: Free
Parking: $6 (free with SB Zoo Membership)
College Student Discount: $2 off adult admission Monday-Thursday only.
Blackout dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays,
and Zoo Special events; please call ahead with discount inquiries.
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Main Phone: (805) 962-5339
Info Line: (805) 962-6310
Admissions Office: (805) 963-5695
Open every day 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
except 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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