The zoo is a perfect family outing where you can discover the wildlife of Santa Barbara.
The Santa Barbara Zoo houses over 500 animals on 30 acres of lush botanic gardens overlooking East Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to take the family with a variety of activities to keep you engaged. There are live stage shows, wall climbing, giraffe feeding, art exhibits, zoo train rides and a kids' play area. For an up-close and personal experience with wildlife, book a Behind-the-Scenes Tour where an expert guide leads you through the zoo allowing you to see the animals in a way the public does not. This tour can be reserved for groups of up to six people and ranges from $200 to $1,000.