Zoos are a place to see the best animals on display like the sneakiest leopards, the strongest elephants, and the best-dressed penguins. See the best beasts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for admission for two with parking (up to a $34 value)
- $37 for admission for four with parking (up to a $62 value)
Children 2 and younger receive free admission. Purchasers of this Groupon will also receive 10% off retail items at the main gift shop, 10% off train rides, $1 off Giraffe feedings while supplies last, and one free drink with $5 purchase at Ridley Tree Restaurant.
Limit 1 discount per Groupon, may not be combined with other offers.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Like most of the 400-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan runs, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like adolescent Tyrannosaurus Rex stars in the zoo's 15-minute stage show "How to Train Your Dinosaur," where zookeepers demonstrate the special care given to each actual animal. This compassion is on display throughout the 30-acre zoo, where critters such as female Asian elephants, California condors, and Chilean flamingos roam in open, naturalistic habitats.
Elsewhere on the grounds, guests can ride around the zoo's perimeter in replicas of C.P. Huntington trains from 1863, marvel at stunning Pacific Ocean views, or hand-feed domestic sheep and Baringo giraffes. More hands-on experiences are afforded through the zoo's behind-the-scenes packages, such as the Keeper for a Day program, where visitors work alongside pros as they train and clean up after animals. Along with the daily sights available during visiting hours, the zoo hosts events, camps for youngsters, and overnights, where participants can sleep beside the lion exhibit, across the street from the beach.