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
The Santa Barbara Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP), a vital cooperative conservation program composed of American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) accredited partner zoos and aquariums. More than 200 different species are managed to maintain diversity among animals in human care and guard against extinction in the wild. 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.
Like most of the 500-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan walks, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex and friends (including Tiny the grizzly bear) star in two lively 15-minute shows that reveal how the zoo’s animals are cared for and explain animal behaviors.
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 Masai 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.