The 2018 Entertainment Book has a discount coupon for a FREE Santa Barbara Zoo admission when one adult membership is bought. If you don't have the book or the mobile app, you can get it here.

The zoo sometimes has volunteer opportunities and give volunteers FREE zoo tickets.

Santa Barbara Zoo has a discount ticket Senior rate.

Groups of ten or more paying guests can receive discount tickets for Santa Barbara Zoo, In addition, for every five children in the group, you can receive one FREE chaperone ticket. Reservations are required. Other options such as lunch and a zoo train ride can be added.

Santa Barbara Zoo hotel packages can often be found at local hotels such as the Coast Village Inn. They offer hotel and Santa Barbara Zoo packages. These hotel deals and zoo hotel packages can change from time to time.

Special events that are held throughout the year, such as the special Mother's Day celebration and National Public Gardens Day are sometimes free with the purchase of your ticket.

If you have a KCRW Radio Fringe Benefit card, you can get 15% off Santa Barbara Zoo ticket for up to six people.

UCSB, SBCC, and Westmont  offers Student Santa Barbara Zoo Discounts on adult admission Monday -Thursday only. Blackout dates are Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays, and Zoo Special events. Some restrictions may apply.

If you are a member of a different AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium, you can show your card and may receive a discounted or FREE admission ticket.

Santa Barbara Zoo memberships include FREE admission during regular zoo hours for one year, FREE parking, special member events, discounts at the gift shop, educational programs, workshops and FREE or discounted admission to more then 100 other zoos & aquariums. 

Santa Barbara Zoo coupons, discounts, deals and specials are usually for a limited time and may have an expiration date.

Santa Barbara Zoo Information

Address:  500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93103

Phone:  805-962-5339


Animals:  over 500                  

Size: 30 acres

About Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is a small but beautiful zoo. This California zoo focuses on quality rather the amount of animals they have in their zoo. Volunteers worked on building the zoo from its start.

This Santa Barbara attraction is located near the Pacific Ocean and many areas of the zoo have views of it. The lovely location of the zoo adds to its beauty. Gardens have been developed and guests walk through coral tree, jacarandas, silk trees, bananas and giant bird of paradise. The garden plantings compliment the nearby exhibits.

This AZA accredited California zoo has over 30 acres and over 500 animals consider it home. It has over 160 species of animals including mammals, reptiles, birds and insects.  Some of the major exhibits African Veldt, Amur Leopard, California Trails, Cats of Africa, Channel Island Fox, Chilean Flamingo, Penguin House, Eeeww! Hair-Raising Helpers from Around the World, Elephant Walk, The Forest’s Edge and much more. Animals you can see are snow leopard, gibbons, anteater, monkeys, tropical birds, giraffes, lions and black-footed cats.

Santa Barbara Zoo Details

The zoo in Santa Barbara is open every day of the year. On some holidays, they may close early.

Santa Barbara Zoo hours are 10 am to 5 pm most days. It is open from 10 am to 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Regular Santa Barbara Zoo admission price tickets are Adults $18, Children $10, Senior (65 and up) $13 and Children under two are FREE.

Parking is $8 during the week and $11 on the weekend for guests.  Parking is FREE for one vehicle for Santa Barbara Zoo members.

Picnic lunches are allowed in the zoo. The zoo also provides food through a restaurant, seasonal food carts and vending machines throughout the zoo.

Wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are available for a small rental fee at the gift shop.  There is also some disabled parking available.  The zoo is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Santa Barbara Zoo has some additional attractions available for an extra cost.  They are barnyard animal feeding, carousel, giraffe feeding, Climb for Condors and the Zoo train.  

The Kallman Family Play Area and Doc Dino Show and visiting the Barnyard is FREE.


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