Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

America's Teaching Zoo is Open! 

Advance Tickets Recommended 


Zoo Hours:

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 4:30pm

Last Ticket sales at 3:45pm

The Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, March 11th for Rajah's Retreat VIPeek Event

Current Guidelines for Visiting the Zoo

  • Face coverings are optional in both indoor and outdoor spaces. We strongly encourage you to not visit if you feel ill. We will honor tickets bought for another day.
  • The zoo is currently not accepting cash – credit or debit card transactions only.


America's Teaching Zoo Prices

General admission: $10
Senior admission 65+: $8
Children ages 3-12: $8
Children ages 0-2: Free
Members: Free 


Become a member today to enjoy free general admission for a whole year and discount pricing on Special Events! 

Attractions & Programs

12pm  & 2:30pm - Wildlife Presentation

Each educational program features a variety of animals. Animals are different in 12:00pm & 2:30pm shows.  Located in the Wildlife Theater.

1:30pm - Training Demonstration

Our training demonstrations highlight the close working relationship our students have with the animals in their care. Located at the Wildlife Theater.

3:30pm - Ira Feeding Demonstration

Watch as our student animal care staff demonstrate how we feed, train and safely care for Ira our Male African Lion Located down before Primate Gardens.

3:45pm - Large Carnivore Feeding 

Watch as our student animal care staff demonstrate how we feed, train and safely care for some of our other largest carnivores. Located in the Carnivores area.

Animal Meet & Greets - Times Vary 

You never know when you may catch an animal out and about with it's student animal trainers. Come eye to eye and learn about some of our animal ambassadors. Located at Exploration Stations. 

Clarence the Galapagos Tortoise 

99 years old and weighing up to 500 pounds, Galapagos Tortoises are some of the largest in the World! Clarence is not to be missed. You can find him munching on a snack or snoozing in the sun! Due to current construction, some access is restricted.

Ira's Kingdom

Our male African Lion, Ira, is King of the Campus has a new kingdom to reign over. After years of fundraising we are excited to have opened a new enclosure for Ira and move one step forward with improvements from our Master Plan. Located down before Primate Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions


Directions from Simi Valley & San Fernado Valley

Take 118 freeway west, exit at Collins Drive, turn right. Proceed straight ahead on Collins Drive and continue up hill. Turn right into parking areas.

From Thousand Oaks & Western Ventura County

Map of the Zoo