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
Known as “one of the world’s most beautiful zoos,” the Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres of botanic gardens and is home to nearly 500 individual animals. The giraffes have a view of beach volleyball, due to its location on a hill overlooking popular East Beach, as well as the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Santa Ynez Mountains, and city of Santa Barbara. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), representing the highest level of animal care, and participates in AZA endangered species programs for Asian elephant, Amur leopard, and Western lowland gorilla, among others. California Trails exhibit features endangered or threatened animals from the Golden State, including rare California condors, island foxes, and desert tortoises. African species include lions, Masai giraffes, slender-tailed meerkats, and Western lowland gorillas. Asian small-clawed otters, giant anteaters, golden lion tamarins, and both Amur and snow leopards are visitor favorites. Bird fans flock to see the zoo’s Humboldt penguins, Chilean flamingos, and two walk-through aviaries. Live stage shows star high-tech dinosaur puppets, including Duncan the T. rex and his friends, or Tiny the storytelling grizzly bear. Guests can also hand-feed the giraffes, ride the Zoo Train, pan for gems at Tiny’s Mining Camp, or Climb for Condors on a 26’ rock wall. Food is available at two restaurants and there’s shopping for souvenirs at the Zoo Gift Shop and the Explore Store.