If you are looking for a place where the whole family can enjoy while rediscovering the world’s wonderful creatures, Santa Barbara Zoo is just a perfect place for you. The zoo has been ranked countless times as one of the best small zoos in the United States. When you plan to explore the zoo, you will need the Santa Barbara Zoo Coupons to help shoulder some of your admission expenses.
The Santa Barbara Zoo opened in August 1963 and was formerly known as Child’s Estate Zoo. It has a land area of only 30 acre and has around 600 animals on its exhibits. Other than the exhibits, they have different rides as well like the Carousel and Zoo Train which traverses in some areas of the zoo. Other activities which you might find enjoyable at the zoo are Giraffe Feeding, watching How to Train your Dinosaur Show, getting involved with the animals in Keeper for a Day, Back Stage Pass and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, or playing in the Kallman Family Play area.
When you are exhausted from the day’s activities, it is best to end your day at The Ridley-Tree House Restaurant which serves fresh and tasty food. You can surely afford to dine there even if you are on a tight budget, if you have taken advantage of Santa Barbara Zoo Discount Tickets. These seemingly magical tickets can be found in any of these:
Partner Hotels: Some hotels in the Santa Barbara area have partnership with the zoo, giving special packages to guests for a more affordable zoo admission.
Zoo Web Site: Visit www.sbzoo.org and find detailed information about Santa Barbara Zoo.
Collage Students Discounts: College students will receive a 50% AAA discount on an adult admission ticket for every purchase of another adult ticket. The students should present their IDs to obtain this.
Group Discounts: Groups composed of ten or more will get $1 discount or more per ticket.
Chaperone Tickets: For every five children in a group, they will receive one (1) free chaperone ticket.
Science Day: On October 1, 2011, Science Day, teachers will have free admission and free zoo parking from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Advance reservation needed.
The 2012 Entertainment Book: When you purchase the book, it contains a coupon for a FREE child’s admission for every one adult membership purchased.
KCRW Fringe Benefit Card: Holders of KCRW card can get Discount Santa Barbara Zoo Tickets for up to 15% savings for a maximum of six tickets.
AMTRAK Receipt: Effective until September 30, 2011, every time you present your AMTRAK receipt, you can get one 50% off the child ticket.
Reciprocal Zoo and Aquarium Membership: If you are a member of AZA and other accredited zoos or aquariums, you can avail of free or discounted admission when you present your membership card.
Zoo Membership: Free admission plus other zoo benefits are given to Santa Barbara Zoo members.
Hours of Operation
- Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day except Christmas Day
- Open 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Admission and Ticket Prices
- Adults (ages 13-64): $12
- Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (age 65+): $10
- Children (under age 2): FREE
- Parking: $5 (free with SB Zoo membership)
Address and Contact Information
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Main Phone: (805) 962-5339
Info Line: (805) 962-6310
Admissions Office: (805) 963-5695