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Family Review of Santa Barbara Zoo

Away Travel Expert: Cameron Walker
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 0 - 2 , 3 - 5 and 6 - 12
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • You may have come for the animals, but most kids spend plenty of time on the low-tech anthill, where they can slide down the turf on pieces of cardboard—hours of fun. The zoo train is another favorite.
  • Visit during the week to feel like you have your favorite animals to yourself. A great time to come is an hour before closing, when most people are starting to head home.
  • Views and grassy lawns make the Santa Barbara Zoo a popular wedding spot. But you don't have to be a guest to experience the setting—there are lots of after-hours and special events, from outdoor movies to sleepovers.
It may be on the small side, but the Santa Barbara Zoo is a gem just the right size for young visitors. It's got all the little ones' favorites—lions, gorillas, elephants, giraffes—along with walk-through aviaries, farm animals, and a

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Off Cabrillo Blvd
500 Niños Dr
Santa Barbara, California
Parking: Daily 10am-5pm; last admission is 1 hr. before closing
Price: Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 2-12, free for children under 2

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 805/962-5339
Price Information: Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 2-12, free for children under 2
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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