Zoo in Santa Cruz, CA


One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (Up to 46% Off)

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Eastside

Dive into Santa Cruz’s natural and cultural history at this museum; membership includes free admission and shop discounts.

$35 $19

$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club-San Lorenzo Park

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

$30 $15

12 Kids and Parents' Music Classes at MusicalMe (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

MusicalMe

Multiple Locations

Kids have fun with instruments and learn how to make music with parents during engaging group classes

$230 $139

$55 for $100 Worth at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

A Private Music Lesson from Ben Sibley's Drum Spirit (50% Off)

Ben Sibley's Drum Spirit

Westside

From the merchant: get a half-hour lesson at half the cost; learn method and stick control, boost your musicality, and have fun

$50 $25

Up to 22% Off Whale Watching at Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Sea Goddess Whale Watching

Moss Landing

From the merchant: Welcome aboard Sea Goddess, the premier whale watching vessel in the whale watching Capital of the World - Monterey.

$45 $35

Single-Day Admission to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (40% Off)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Explore wildlife shows, animal encounters, and more than 40 rides, including THE JOKER, with the first “step-up under-flip inverted roll”

$66.99 $39.99

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

Two-Hour Whale Watching for One, Two or Four at Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing) (Up to 36% Off)

Moss Landing Whale Watching (Kahuna Sportfishing)

Moss Landing

A two-hour boat trip allows individuals or small groups to spot whales in their natural habitat

$44 $31

Two-Hour Hydrobike Rental for One or Two at Monterey Bay Hydrobikes (Up to 51% Off)

Monterey Bay Hydrobikes

Moss Landing

Waterbikes glide atop the waterways of the beautiful Elkhorn Slough at speeds of up to 8mph and come equipped with storage and drink holders

$50 $25

24 Batting-Cage Rounds with Optional Lesson or 70 Batting-Cage Rounds at San Jose Batting Cages (Up to 53% Off)

San Jose Batting Cages

South San Jose

Indoor batting cages and optional half-hour lessons help players hone their batting skills

$24 $12

$15 for One Ride Wristband or 30 Ride Tickets to the Santa Cruz County Fair September 14–18 ($30 Value)

Midway of Fun

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Ride everything from a carousel to a ferris wheel as many times as you can at the Santa Cruz County Fair

$30 $15

$28 for a Three-Hour Whale-Watching Expedition with Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips ($40 Value)

Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips

Monterey

Whale-watching trip to see whales migrating within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

$40 $28

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$160 $19

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Bay Area Discovery Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

Designed to cater to kids up to age 10 and their guardians, guests enjoy interactive exhibits and hands-on daily programs with museum staff

$27.90 $15

$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

$28 $12

Do-It-All Pass for Two or Four to Monterey Mirror Maze (Up to 39% Off)

Monterey Mirror Maze

Cannery Row

Unlimited Mirror Maze, laser challenge, and golf

$48 $30

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$60 $29

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 89% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$160 $19

"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition" (In it's Final Weeks; Through September 5)

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition

Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall

In the final weeks, high-tech exhibit combines props, costumes, and interactive set recreations that bring the world of Panem to life

$23 $19

90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 55% Off)

Silver Creek Sportsplex

San Jose

Kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

$28 $14

General Admission or Family Membership at the National Steinbeck Center (Up to 46% Off). Three Options.

National Steinbeck Center

Steinbeck Center

Personal artifacts, exhibits, and programs honor the legacy of the author of “East of Eden,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” and “Of Mice and Men”

$29.90 $16

$49 for an All-Day Paintball Party with Equipment for Up to 10 at Paintball International ($350 Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields; afterwards enjoy a discounted pizza

$350 $49

Horseback Riding Lessons at Fox Horsemanship (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Fox Horsemanship

Fox Horsemanship

Experienced instructors offer riding and horsemanship lessons for riders of all ages; after-school work exchange program also available

$250 $130

20, 30, or 50 Batting-Cage Rounds at Hardtke Baseball Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Hardtke Baseball Academy

Campbell

Players brush up on their hitting skills at batting cages located within an expansive 12,000 sq. ft. indoor training facility

$60 $32

One or Three Months of Tumbling Classes at Fusion Elite All Stars (Up to 56% Off)

Fusion Elite All Stars

Hollister

Staff lead tumbling classes for all abilities and ages, from preschoolers to adult first-timers

$60 $30

Swim with Dolphins in Mexico, Caribbean, and Jamaica at Dolphin Discovery (Up to 38% Off). 15 Locations Available

Dolphin Discovery

Online Deal

Splash and play with the dolphins during in-water experiences that can include getting a wet smooch or an unforgettable swim

$109 $69

Presale Prices: Cirque du Soleil Presents "TORUK – The First Flight" (October 27–30)

Cirque du Soleil Presents "Toruk – The First Flight"

Save Mart Center

Cirque du Soleil combines its world-renowned acrobatics with stunning projections to tell a story in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar

$87 $87

Up to 50% Off Basketball Camp and Classes from MC-Elite Basketball Training. Five Options Available.

MC-Elite

MC-Elite

Small-group training sessions teach the fundamentals of basketball to kids aged 5-16 and send them home with drills to practice on their own

$204 $102

Two or Four Movie Tickets, Popcorn, and Medium Drinks at Camera Cinemas (Up to 36% Off)

Camera 7 and Camera 12

Multiple Locations

Settle in with buttery popcorn for the latest releases, critically acclaimed indie films, or cult classics at an independently owned theater

$43.50 $29

Select Local Merchants

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
    Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo in Palo Alto offers animals like lions and tigers and bears. With so many animals to explore, you'll spend the entire day. It's certainly time you stopped reading about this museum with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite. Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Palo Alto, CA US
    +16503292111
  • Little Explorers Mobile Petting Zoo
    Head to Little Explorers Mobile Petting Zoo in San Leandro for a relaxing and well-deserved day at the spa. Little Explorers Mobile Petting Zoo allows for convenient forms of payment, accepting all major credit cards. Feel nourished and refreshed this weekend with a visit to Little Explorers Mobile Petting Zoo.
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    San Leandro, CA US
    +15104323309
  • East Bay Zoological Society
    Oakland Zoo was first established in 1922, but it didn’t find its permanent home until 1939, when it was thoughtfully constructed amid the rolling hills of Knowland Park. Today, Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 animals, who thrive in biomes designed to mimic their natural environments. The sprawling African savannah is one of the zoo’s largest habitats, housing hyenas, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. The centerpiece is a 1.5-acre lion exhibit called Simba Pori, which translates to lion county in Swahili. Inside, a pride of lions freely roam an enclosure outfitted with kopje rock structures, a pond, and a booth where the king can sign autographs. Over in the rainforest habitat, chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons swing through the treetops. Emus and wallaroos—a cousin of the wallaby and the kangaroo—roam freely in the Wild Australia exhibit, accessible via one of the zoo’s rides, Outback Express Adventure Train. Other rides include the Endangered Species Carousel and Sky Ride, a chairlift that soars above the habitats and offers Bay Area skyline views.
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    Oakland, CA US
    +15106329525
  • Aquarium of the Bay
    Quick: talk about river otters. Here are a few facts to get you started: they're members of the weasel family, they can swim at speeds reaching 7 miles per hour, and a group of them is known, tellingly, as a romp. The keepers at Aquarium of the Bay have spent months studying these sorts of facts and figures, studiously preparing for the arrival of their brand-new residents. In Otters: Watershed Ambassadors, these river kings and queens get some well-earned attention, with exhibits tracing everything from their daily habits to their conservation status. The otters aren't alone, of course. The 50,000 square foot facility houses three main exhibit areas devoted entirely to marine life native to San Francisco Bay. These include Under the Bay, where Moon Jellies float amidst ambient lighting inside a 725-gallon cylinder tank. They share the exhibit with two tunnel tanks, which provide an undersea view of giant Pacific octopuses, spiny dogfish, swirling schools of anchovies, and the sevengill shark, the largest shark native to the bay. Visitors eager to put their other senses to work can head over to the aquarium's touch pools, where their fingertips can graze juvenile bat rays, leopard sharks, and sea stars. Daily programs enrich visits with interactive presentations in the Bay Lab?the aquarium's land animal area?including feeding shows. And though not included in this Groupon and membership, behind the scenes tours escort guests through all of the aquarium's highlights. Over in the Bay Theater, 3D films and award-winning documentaries examine subjects such as shark species and marine conservation, while magician Timothy Noonan's 75-minute interactive show blends family-friendly comedy with illusions such as pulling a whale out of a hat.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14156235300
  • San Francisco Zoo
    When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in October 2012, they did it with the unlikeliest of good luck charms: a baby françois’ langur. The tiny monkey had been born at the San Francisco Zoo, and its arrival coincided with a winning streak for the Giants. In honor of this serendipitous connection, the zoo named the orange-headed monkey Romo, after the relief pitcher who clinched the World Series championship. Today, guests to the San Francisco Zoo can visit Romo and several of her monkey buddies at the Doelger Primate Discovery Center, which is just one of dozens of meticulously crafted animal exhibits. Amid verdant city parks and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the zoo has been a part of the San Francisco community since it opened in 1929. Nearly 700 species of animals crawl, swim, and fly over its nearly 100 acres. Visitors traversing the space can explore elaborate exhibits and attempt to telepathically communicate with anything from birds and reptiles to invertebrates and mammals, including hippos, polar bears, and big cats. One of the zoo’s most impressive habitats is the 3-acre African Savanna, which recreates a sprawling natural environment for free-roaming giraffes, zebras, kudu, and ostriches. Nearby, lemurs swing and leap through the treetops inside one of the country’s largest outdoor lemur habitats. In the Hearst Grizzly Gulch, panes of transparent plexiglas separate visitors from enormous Montana-born grizzly bear sisters Kachina and Kiona.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14157537080
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center
    The Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory has long been at the forefront of marine research. Opened in 1978, the UCSC-affiliated center is set on a bluff overlooking the rich natural laboratory of Monterey Bay, called the “Serengeti of the Sea” for its diversity of marine life. Complementing the laboratory's mission to advance knowledge of the marine environment, the 20,000-square-foot Seymour Marine Discovery Center opened in 2000 to educate the public about the bay and the process of scientific research. Carefully designed to resemble a lab rather than a traditional museum, the center's hands-on exhibits delve into specific research projects while colorfully answering such questions as "what is science?" and "why is science important?" Aquariums and touch tanks facilitate up-close encounters with marine life, and an 87-foot blue whale skeleton—one of the largest in the world—soars majestically outside.
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    Santa Cruz, CA US
    +18314593800

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