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Arctic Lights- December 19th and 20th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EXTENDED HOURS!!

Join us as we celebrate the "coolest" season of the year. The zoo will be all decked out with lights, holiday decorations and of course all the animals you've come to expect. Saturday the 19th we will even have real snow! Visitors can play in the snow as parents enjoy a hot chocolate and cookies from our bake sale. Then watch as we introduce some of the animals to the unique experience of real snow. Stay fro our extended hours and help us go caroling to all of your favorite animals. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children from 3-12 and seniors. Under two are free.  

Reminder... the Zoo is open every weekend.

Visitor Information

Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Weekends
Excluding Holidays

Phone:  805-378-1441

Included in General Admission Price:
Animal Show Times: 12:00 and 2:00
Animal Demonstrations: 3:30 to 4:00
Discovery Stations and Animal Encounters throughout the day!


VIP tours at 12:45 and 2:45 

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the inner working of a zoo! Interact with some of the animals only seen from the back and learn how we train, feed are care for over 130 exotic animals everyday. The number of guests is limited to 15 for each tour and there is  $7 fee for the tour. Please let us know at the front gate if you would like to join in!