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Santa Barbara Zoo

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Daily Admission at Santa Barbara Zoo
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“giraffe feeding”(39 reviews)
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This zoo with a view was once a posh estate owned by a coffee and tea merchant; now it's the lush domain of more than 500 animals representing 160 species. The pink stucco mansion that once presided over manicured lawns and gardens is gone—replaced...more
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500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3798
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All reviews train ride giraffe feeding animals seem perfect size slide down few hours small size ocean view all ages bird refuge couple of hours great for kids beautiful grounds los angeles state street enclosures exhibits
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Location is great. Weather is pretty good almost 12 months out of the year. No bad time or season to go. One day is enough time to see everything. Great for kids of all ages.

Thank dina857
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I lived in San Diego for a number of years and were members at the San Diego Zoo. The Santa Barbara Zoo is not the San Diego Zoo but no other zoo is. This zoo maintains a high level of quality in...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little zoo with big grassy areas looking over East Beach and the ocean. Great for anyone but especially families and kids (or those who are kids at heart)

Thank edinsb2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming, comfortable in a day and exciting Zoo. The Santa Barbara zoo is a fun experience for kids and adults. You can explore in half a day and get the kiddos home for their nap, or you can spend the day and have lunch at...More

Thank deewiz2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son, Rich,my grandson, Nixon-Lee, & I had a great time at the zoo.. the giraffe feeding was our favorite..

Thank Enriquea55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best zoos around! Very walkable And to top it off, ocean views! Love this place! Spoiled animals and humans!

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zoos are having a hard time at the moment and the current sentiment is to be critical of wild animals being enclosed. It is difficult not to defend this position but many overlook the terrific work that zoos often do. Santa Barbara has elephants rescued...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this zoo with my granddaughter. It is a delightful little zoo and great for kids to really enjoy the animals. the train was a big hit with my 7 year old granddaughter, too! Loved the exhibits that are at kids eye level -...More

Thank SBGiGi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed to find that the enclosures were small and the large animals had not near enough space to run. The elephant pond was bone dry. I realize there's a drought going on, but my God people! You chose to have elephants... fill their pond!...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Not to big not to small. Can be easily walked and enjoyed in one day with the little ones not loosing interest along the way. Rode the train and was definitely worth it just for the bad jokes by the conductor. Ha ha

Thank danielj9706
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Tonka S
8 July 2018|
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Response from Lauren B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, credit cards are accepted.
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Rosa J
15 June 2018|
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Response from Dean N | Property representative |
Yest you may!
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ecl921
1 August 2016|
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Response from Dean N | Property representative |
Hello, EC: You might want to google the link to the bus system. There's lots of good info above. See you at the Zoo!
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