Santa Barbara Zoo


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In a Nutshell

Explore the zoo in 2.5 hours or 1/2 day, taking in a view of the Pacific Ocean and more than 140 different animal species

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Promotional value expires Dec 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not Valid 9/9, 9/28, 11/7-11/11, or 12/7. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$35 for a couple’s admission ($58 total value)

  • Admission for two adults
  • Two train rides
  • One climb on climbing wall
  • Two giraffe feedings, available from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

$67 for a family admission ($96 total value)

  • Admission for two adults and two children
  • Two train rides
  • Two Climb for Condors, available from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Four giraffe feedings, available from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

See a description of the attractions offered with each admission. Children 2 and younger receive free admission.

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.

Customer Reviews

I loved my experience! So much fun for my nephews first time!!
Allyson M. · October 29, 2014
The elephant feedings are right before the penguin feedings, both definitely gray to check out. Feeding the giraffes is worth it too. This is a great zoo for kids too.
Teanna F. · October 24, 2014
take bottled water to stay hydrated in the warm weather. Loved the anteater and feeding Michael the giraffe.
Mercedes T. · October 22, 2014

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