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Santa Barbara Zoo General Admission

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3798

    Known as “one of the world’s most beautiful zoos,” the Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres of botanic gardens and is home to nearly 500 individual animals. The giraffes have a view of beach volleyball, due to its location on a hill overlooking popular East Beach, as well as the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Santa Ynez Mountains, and city of Santa Barbara. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), representing the highest level of animal care, and participates in AZA endangered species programs for Asian Elephant, Amur Leopard, and Western Lowland Gorilla, among others. California Trails exhibit features endangered or threatened animals from the Golden State, including rare California Condors, Channel Island Foxes, and Desert Tortoises. African species include Lions, Masai Giraffes, Slender-Tailed Meerkats, and Western Lowland Gorillas. Asian Small-Clawed Otters, Giant Anteaters, Golden Lion Tamarins, and both Amur and Snow Leopards are visitor favorites. Bird fans flock to see the zoo’s Humboldt Penguins, Chilean Flamingos, and two walk-through aviaries.
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    Departure Point
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    Departure Time
    8/2/2018 - 9/10/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    8/2/2018 - 9/10/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Barbara Zoo
    • Parking is $11.00 per visit. Parking lot closes daily at 6:00 p.m.
    • Food and drinks, alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code: Family friendly, shoes, shirts, pants/short .
    • Children under 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 13 April 2019

    Santa Barbara has the best of most things: beaches, weather, food, and Small Zoo’s. Lions, tigers, no bears though I don’t remember. I’ve been there multiple times over the years with my kids, it’s always great. Plan to eat lunch on the lawn.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank jguiltinan70
    Reviewed 11 April 2019

    I took my nieces ages 12 and 7 to the Santa Barbara zoo last week. We had a wonderful time. The zoo is very clean and very organized. It is not a big zoo but they have a lot of different animals. It was a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Susan J
    Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

    Cross off another attraction from the bucket list, the SB Zoo is a nice smaller live animal venue. A pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon if you don't mind crowds and these newer tank style strollers (some are soo wide you can't squeeze by...More

    Thank joeytd
    Reviewed 28 March 2019

    We loved this small zoo, so much better than Sea World. Well in our budget and no loud music blaring out all the time. Very compact, just loved it as we could wander around easily.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank burslem2017
    Reviewed 18 March 2019

    Santa Barbara Zoo is not a huge zoo, but it is fun place to go to view different animals. It's a kid friendly zoo with interactive descriptions about the animals. There is a short train ride that will take you around the zoo.From Flamingos to...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank judizm22
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