Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens and its collection

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

The Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres (12 ha) near the ocean in Santa Barbara, California . It was built on the site of what was known as the Child Estate. The zoo has been ranked numerous times as one of the nation's best small zoos. It has more than 500 animals in numerous exhibits, including capybara and California condors , and is famous for having had a giraffe with a crooked neck. It also features a few non-animal attractions, such as the 2 ft ( 610 mm ) narrow gauge Zoo Train , complete with a pair of Chance Rides C.P. Huntington locomotives. The zoo first opened in August 1963.

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Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Ninos Drive 500
CA 93103 Santa Barbara

Visitor information Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

Opening hours

9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00

Mo-Su 10:00-17:00


2 – 12$14.95
Cchildren under two years old.Free

The Zoo Train, giraffe feeding, and other attractions are an additional cost.


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Ninos Drive 500, Santa Barbara

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