$18 for Six Passes to ZOOMARS Petting Zoo (Up to $36 Value)

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Alisha M. · 6 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed 9 hours ago
Great place for young kids


Celeste · 1 reviews
· Reviewed a day ago
My kids loved he rabbits and guinea pigs. Looks like they were updating some areas so i will be back to view


Elizabeth G. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed 5 days ago
I drive almost two hours just to bring my daughter here. We love it!! One of her favorite places. She cries every time we have to leave.

What You'll Get

Petting zoos were created as a means of preventing animals from roaming the streets in search of salty-skinned unsupervised babies. Support our zoos and the protection of salty children with today's Groupon: for $18, you get six general-admission passes to ZOOMARS Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano (up to a $36 value). The passes can be used for multiple people over multiple visits.

ZOOMARS Petting Zoo houses more than 100 animals to pet, feed, and play with. Make acquaintances with ZOOMARS' herd of lanky llamas, or admire the thick, impenetrable shell of the slow-strutting tortoise. Several animals can nibble on hand-offered snacks, with many exhibiting a particular fondness for carrot sticks covered in a red-wine reduction. Equestrian enthusiasts can saddle onto a majestic horse for a peaceful pony ride ($5 for 1 lap and $8 for 2 laps, not included in this Groupon) while others can heatedly debate Hegel's logical positivism with an alpaca.

ZOOMARS is also committed to providing a clean, sanitary environment, encouraging guests to use the sinks and bacteria-blasting hand sanitizers before and after contact with the furred.


Cookie magazine named ZOOMARS Petting Zoo among its top five petting zoos. More than 20 Yelpers give the zoo an average of four stars, and five lilaguiders give it an average of three:

  • There are more than 100 animals at Zoomars for kids to discover, including sheep, horses and even a 100-pound tortoise. – Cookie
  • This is another perfect outing for the kids. Not only do they have the petting zoo but the train is a huge hit with my kids. Plus it is right by the San Juan Train Station which is another big hit. – My2Boys, lilaguide

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Redeemable across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Zoomars

A rustic Spanish-style farm in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, that's been standing since 1890, promises more creatures than just the area's famous swallows. The picturesque estate is part of ZOOMARS—an all-ages petting zoo that's USDA-approved for cleanliness and the place where more than 200 animals call home. Residents range from goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, alpacas, an emu, humpbacked zebu and curious llamas who mingle with visitors for pets and feeding. One of the zoo's most popular areas is the guinea pig patch, where some of the farm's fuzziest and friendliest creatures reside. ZOOMARS also features horse and pony rides, a Little Tikes playground, hay maze and mining town where panning the waters reveal rare gemstones and gold.

Meet the Owner

Growing up among the animal farms of New Jersey, Carolyn Franks never imagined that one day she'd be running one. Her path to animal care started in college when she created a line of dog toys for a senior project. After working for numerous pet product manufacturers, as well as the American Kennel Club in Manhattan, Carolyn found herself in California where her passion snowballed hosting educational animal shows for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores and traveling to South America to help save endangered species. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Family Mini Farm, expanding its pens, adding more animals and transforming the brand to ZOOMARS.

Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers who share her vision for teaching kids about animals through hands-on interactions.

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