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Join us as we celebrate the second birthday party of our African Lion "Ira", on Saturday February 6, 2016.
Young visitors can decorate their very own crown at our craft station, to bring to the 1 p.m. "Cake and Crowns" ceremony, where we will watch as Ira opens up all his presents!  
Birthday cake for all at the 1pm party...!
Get a sneak preview of our future plans for our carnivore area and win a "King of the Campus" gift basket at our raffle!

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!