Plan Your Visit
Plan Your Visit
America's Teaching Zoo is Open!
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Last Ticket sales at 4:00pm
Current Guidelines for Visiting the Zoo
- Face coverings are required in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status
- The zoo is currently not accepting cash – credit or debit card transactions only.
- Please do not visit if you feel ill. We will honor tickets bought for another day.
America's Teaching Zoo Prices
General admission: $9
Senior admission 65+: $7
Children ages 3-12: $7
Children ages 0-2: Free
Become a member today to enjoy free general admission for a whole year!
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.
3:45pm - Large Carnivore Feeding
Watch as our student animal care staff demonstrate how we feed, train and safely care for some of our 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
98 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!
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
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.