Santa Barbara Zoo

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500 Ninos Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 500 Ninos Dr., Santa Barbara Directions
+18059625339
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Report | 4 months ago
amazing place loved it definitely to bring the family and have a picnic great value for the Groupon
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Report | 5 months ago
Feed the giraffes!
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Report | 5 months ago
Great family experience. Small, clean and intimate. Personable staff and happy animals!
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Being cash to park.
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I love this zoo! Small enough to feel very close up and personal, but lots of stuff to do and see!
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The food is AWFUL!!!! I will bring my own food next time for sure.
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Report | 6 months ago
A wonderful day most of the animals were out and moving. Getting to feed the giraffe was a highlight very special! Had forgotten how much fun the train ride is. Thanks for great day.
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Report | 6 months ago
Get the giraffe feeding. Its an experience.
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Report | 6 months ago
Pack a piece of cardboard for "sledding" on the astroturf hill in the children's garden. The giraffe feeding is for two hours a day, so be sure not to miss it.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great for kids. Layout is easy to navigate compared to some other zoos.
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Like most of the 500-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan runs, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex, Lily the Duckbill, and Baby Triceratops Tulip star in a lively 15-minute "cooking show" that reveals how zoo animal diets are created. 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. 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.

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