Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College!

Advance Tickets Recommended 
Tickets may be purchased at the gate, we do not accept Cash.

Zoo Hours:

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

Last Ticket sales at 3:45pm


The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College's Prices

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

Interested in visiting on the weekend with your Troop, Scout Group, Club, or other organization. Contact us to learn about Group Rates.

Gift a trip to the Zoo! Purchase Gift Admission tickets!

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

Attractions & Programs

12:15pm- Training Demonstration 

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

1:00pm - Keeper Talks 

Connect with the students of the Animal Care and Training Program as they talk about various Animal Ambassadors. See Posted Schedule at the Front of the Zoo. 

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.

3:30pm & 3:45pm - Feeding Demonstration

Watch as our student animal care staff demonstrate how we feed, train and safely care for some of our animals. See Posted Schedule at the Front of the Zoo.

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 

100 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.

Rajah's Retreat

Our brand new Tiger Habitat is almost complete and ready to welcome our 2 tigers; Neil & Karma. Heated bedrooms and a splash pool we are so excited at another step in the modernization of The Teaching Zoo! Walk through it and get a good look before the Tigers move. Located across from the Reptile House.

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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