In accordance with the new regional stay-at-home orders, along with state and local public health officials, the Zoo will close temporarily to the public, effective Monday, December 7.
Only essential Zoo employees will continue to report to work, in order to care for the animals and facility. Zoo officials will continue to stay in close communication with public health officials and follow the updates closely, and will re-evaluate next steps following their guidance and directives.
The Zoo looks forward to welcoming the public back once it’s safe again, and appreciates the community’s ongoing support. Your gift today allows our keepers to continue to take excellent care of all the animals during these trying times.
If you would like to make a donation, please consider making a gift today to support the Santa Barbara Zoo Emergency Operations Fund. You can make your donation online or by sending a check made payable to “Santa Barbara Zoo” to the attention of Lauren Winnewisser at 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
With the help of our incredible community, we know we will all make it to the other side of this crisis with strength and resilience. Thank you for your support of the Zoo, not only in this critical time of need, but always.