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Santa Barbara Zoo

Getting To Attractions

500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, California, 93103
Distance from hotel: 8.7mi

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.


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


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
  • Walk to the beach
  • Live stage shows
  • Feed the giraffes
  • Onsite dining
  • 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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