California has 10 listings.
There is plenty to see in California.
Refer to our Zoo Links page for a complete list.
Aquarium of the bay
San Francisco Bay Ca.
The Bay and the Animals Who Call it Home
We focus on water, beginning at the heart—the very depths—of San Francisco Bay. Our marine nature center boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained Bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 animals who live in the Bay and nearby waters, from octopuses to eight-foot sevengill sharks. Guests are also treated to mesmerizing walls of jellies and a chance to have up close and personal encounters with leopard sharks, bat rays, skates, and other “splash zone” animals.
Over the course of our nearly 20-year history, nearly seven million guests, including more than 100,000 local K-12 students, have visited the Aquarium. By connecting our guests with native marine animals in an engaging and meaningful manner, we nurture transformative, emotional connections that inspire conservation advocacy. Because we reach over 600,000 people a year, these connections have high impact. We extend our reach even further through our “Conservation Impact Programs,” working together with bay.org’s five divisions and other partner organizations.
Hours of operation change through the year,
See current hours “HERE“
Child: (ages 4-12) $14.95
Seniors (65+) $14.95
Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children) $70.00
Visit there website here for full details. www.aquariumofthebay.com
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno California.
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is one of the most popular zoos among hundreds of zoos present in the United States of America having a major collection of animals which is still in its growth phase. This zoo is situated in the center of Roeding Park in Fresno, California having unique collection of animals which makes the difference from other zoo. The size of the area occupied by this zoo is not so much large but having 18 acres. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
The zoo was formed in 1908 tough it was opened for public for the first time in 1929. At the time of official opening in 1929 the name of the zoo was Roeding Park Zoo. It was started with two bears as well as 50 different types of bird species. There was an amphitheatre and log cabin which consists some other animals like Bears, local cats, hoof stock, and birds which are added after some months of the official opening.
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adult (ages 12 – 61): $10.00
Children (ages 2 – 11) & Seniors (62+): $5.00
Children (1 year and under): FREE
Visit there site here. www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/
The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s
Feline Conservation Center (FCC)
EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center (FCC), also known as the Cat House, is located in Rosamond, California. Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo/wildlife museum north of Los Angeles are surprised and amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here. We are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world’s endangered felines.
EFBC/FCC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) institution. Volunteers are always needed, 18 and older, no experience necessary!
EFBC/FCC is open to the public Thursday through Tuesday from 10 am until 4 pm.
10 am – 4 pm
All Ages: $4.00
Members and adoptive parents receive free admission. You can also direct a donation to a special project. Use this form to become a member and help support our efforts!
Call (661) 256-3793 for more information, 10am-4pm Pacific time, daily except Wednesdays.
Recorded directions and information at (661) 256-3332.
Visit there website here. www.cathouse-fcc.org
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
San José California
Located in Kelley Park on the corner of Story and Senter Roads, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo™ has been providing affordable family entertainment, education, and fun since 1961.
The Park is a peaceful, creative, and safe place for children of all ages – with the main focus on “little ones” between the ages of 2-10. There are creative Play Areas, children’s Rides, Puppet Shows, special events, and Birthday Areas.
Our Zoo is an AZA-Accredited Institution that participates in conservation and propagation of rare and endangered species – while at the same time offering children (and adults) the opportunity to see wondrous animals such as the Ruffed Lemur and Jaguar. The Zoo also provides hands-on experience with many animals along with the education that’s necessary to secure the future of endangered species. There’s also an Animal Contact Area featuring Alpacas, Goats, Guinea Pigs, and Miniature Horses.
Park hours vary through the season, check the current schedule “Here”
General Admission (ages 2 – 59) $14.25
General Admission for 60 years+ $11.25
General Admission (ages 0 – 1) FREE
Group Admission (14 or more = group) $9.25*
Visit there website here. www.hhpz.org
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in the heart of the nation’s second-largest city. Each year 1.4 million visitors pass through the gates to view a collection of more than 1,200 animals from around the world.
When the Los Angeles Zoo opened in 1966 it was the fourth zoo to serve the city. In 1885, the city-owned Eastlake Zoo opened in East Los Angeles Park, and in 1912 the Griffith Park Zoo opened up a few miles from the current Los Angeles Zoo site. By 1915, colorful “Colonel” William Selig opened his combination movie studio and zoo, the Selig Zoo, in Lincoln Park.
The Los Angeles Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except December 25.
Our special summer extended hours are until 6 p.m. from July 1 through Labor Day in early September.
Please note the Los Angeles Zoo starts putting animals in for the night at 4 p.m. during regular hours, and at 5 p.m. during summer hours.
Ticket sales cease one hour prior to closing time.
General Admission Prices
Adults (ages 13 and older) $20
Seniors (age 62 and older) $17
Children (ages 2 to 12) $15
Children (under 2) FREE
Visit there site here. www.lazoo.org