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  • Santa Barbara Zoo at California
Santa Barbara Zoo at California
500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, California, 93103 Santa Barbara Zoo phone number 805-962-5339
Category: Attractions

Santa Barbara Zoo

Guests at the award-winning Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara receive a discount to the Santa Barbara Zoo, so please ask our Front Desk staff for your discount card to explore the exotic animal life. The little ones love the train ride around the park, which is a great way to tour the gorgeous grounds and bask in the ocean breezes. This kid-friendly attraction also has a play area with dinosaur egg shells to climb in, giant rope webs, and a hill where children sit on cardboard and slide down to the bottom. Don't miss the hundreds of animals in their natural habitats, with special feedings and live stage shows.


Prices - 

$25 for adult (13+) admission; $15 for children (2-12); Free for Children under 2; $11 parking 

Hours - 

The Santa Barbara Zoo is open daily 9:30 AM - 5 PM, and 10 AM - 3:30 PM on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. The Zoo closes early for some special events. 


  • Boo at the Zoo 
  • Family safaris 
  • ZooLights


  • Train rides 
  • Feed the giraffes 
  • Walk to the beach
  • Onsite dining 
  • Live stage shows 
  • Australian Walkabout


  • What are the admission fees for the zoo?

    The cost of admission at the Santa Barbara Zoo is $25 for adult (13+) admission; $15 for children (2-12); Free for children under 2; $11 parking  and ‘Convenient onsite parking is available for $11 per car. 
  • Can I get here using public transportation?

    You can take the $.50 Waterfront shuttle, or hop on an Amtrak train and depart at a station very close to the Zoo grounds. Talk to our friendly staff about our complimentary Amtrak shuttle service for the easiest access to the SB Zoo.  

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Distance from attraction: 8.7 miles
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