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Reservations Required The Zoo's Open! Are advance tickets required?
Member tickets are free of charge. Safety Measures.
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How can I redeem a membership gift certificate? today! Not a Santa Barbara Zoo member? Pick a day and time to visitand you will receive a digital ticket that can be scanned by one of our team members when you arrive. Please contact member services for support.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, all Santa Barbara Zoo Members require a timed ticket and will need to show their photo ID and reservation confirmation.
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Members will need their photo ID and reservation confirmation. Purchases are limited to 6 tickets. No proof of vaccination status is required when entering the Zoo Most indoor exhibits and public spaces are reopening as available Advance ticketing still required. While some exhibits and attractions may be closed, guests will still see many of their favorite animals, including leopards, penguins, and giraffes!
General admission and membership reservations are limited each day. Advance tickets are required for both Santa Barbara Zoo Members and non-members. Bring your reservation confirmation printed or on phone to check in. Advance ticketing remains in effect; this provides for a better guest experience in the park and allows the Zoo to slowly increase capacity safely as California reopens.
Guests must arrive at their reserved time slot to ensure capacity is not exceeded. Frequently Asked Questions. Advance Ticketing Advance ticketing remains in effect; this provides for a better guest experience in the park and allows the Zoo to slowly increase capacity safely as California reopens.
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Member Questions. The final time slot is 4 PM. Is a face mask required to visit the Zoo? Can I still see all of the animals?
Close Search. No, guests under 2 years old do not need a reservation.
If you have questions, please contact our membership team. Some Areas Remain Closed Eeeww! All Rights Reserved.
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Detailed Information. Oh no! Online tickets purchased in advance are currently required for ALL guests, including Santa Barbara Zoo Members member tickets are free of charge. Do I need to make a reservation for kids under 2 years old? No tickets required for children under 2. I'm a member, do I still need a reservation?