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10 AM - 4 PM
The Zoo is a fun and adventurous outdoor experience and is open.

Friday 11 AM -2 PM,
Saturday & Sunday 11AM - 4 PM

Reservations not required.
Admission tickets can be purchased
at the Front Ticket Booth upon arrival.
Free Parking.

Zoo EVENTS Update:


  • 23-24, 29-30: Boo at the Zoo: 5:30 - 7:30pm | OC's Premier Halloween Event for Kids | more info...

more events...
The New Miniature Donkeys, Sebastian and Dante, are here to welcome you back!
They now reside in the Crean Family Farm, waiting for you to visit them. These sweethearts are possibly the cutest breed you'll ever see!

The "Mediterranean Donkey" has been cherished in Sardinia and Sicily for over two thousand years. They were born last summer in Solvang, California and just celebrated their first birthdays!

more new arrivals...

Fascination of Orchids Show & Sale

Enjoy A Special Day at the Zoo and Experience the Beauty and Fragances of Thousands of Exotic Orchids from Around the World.

Watch & Learn how Local Orchid Enthusiasts Grow, Bloom, Re-Pot and Exhibit these Extraordinary Flowers.

more info...
Rides Maintenance Team

Kevin Jackson and Bob Davidson lead a team that does regular maintenance checks on all rides to keep them safe for the riders at the Zoo and assists with other projects around the Zoo to make it a safe, clean environment for our Zoo guests and animals residents (except the pigs, who like it a bit dirty)!

read more in the latest newsletter...

Rainy Day Blog

February 14, 2019

It's cold, wet, and worse yet for the Zoo, muddy! But I like the rain, so I decide I'm going out for a visit the Zoo on this rainy day. If you decide you want to visit the Zoo on a rainy day, though, make sure you call (714) 836-4000 to find out whether or not we are open. We sometimes have to close the Zoo if it is not safe for our guests.

keep reading...

Uncle Scale's Journals...

Todd's Tid Bits...
See the "Animal Crackers" from Heimlich's Chew Chew Train on the Santa Ana Zoo's Train Ride
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays!

The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce the addition of the "Animal Crackers" from Heimlich's Chew Chew Train ride at the Zoo!

Heimlich is the cute green caterpillar from the movie "A Bug’s Life" and Heimlich's Chew Chew Train was an attraction in A Bug's Land at Disney California Adventure that ran from 2002-2018...full story...

Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.

press releases...
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Zookeeper Nicole Leslie re-enacts the popular scene from the movie "Jurassic World,"
but in Santa Ana Zoo style!

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