Santa Barbara Zoo

The Zoo relies on the generosity of individuals, families, members, and friends for general donations to provide the best possible care for the animals, maintain the pathways and gardens, impart conservation education, and more.


The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. General donations go to support the day-to-day operations at the Zoo. These donations are essential as the Zoo does not receive regular tax or government funding.


If you would like to make a donation, please consider making a gift today. You can make your donation online or by sending a check made payable to “Santa Barbara Zoo” to the attention of the Advancement Office at 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.