Santa Barbara Zoo


The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.

Known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos, the Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres of lush botanic gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Andree Clark Bird Refuge, and Santa Ynez Mountains.




500 Ninos Drive

Santa Barbara, California




Hours - Call to Verify

  •  Monday – Thursday: 9:30 – 5:00. Ticket sales end at 4:00.
  •  Friday – Sunday: 9:30 – 7:00. Ticket sales end at 6:00.


Please note: some animals (such as the lions, gorillas, and otters) have early bedtimes and will not be out after 4:30 p.m.

Timed Entry: We require that all guest reserve an entry time to the Zoo and arrive at the time stated on their ticket.

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