The Santa Ana Zoo in California is an AZA accredited zoo. It has 20 lovely acres and holds a number of animals including a large monkey colony of fifty monkeys. It also has a rain forest, an aviary, carousel and train ride and a children’s zoo. At the Amazon’s Edge part of the zoo, you can see black howler monkey, black-necked swan, crested screamer, tarantula, poison dart frogs and boa constrictor.
At the Crean Family Farm or children’s zoo, children can interact with some of these animals including sheep, guinea hog, cow, goat, owls, parrot, rabbits and more. The Treetops Exhibit is hoe to golden lion tamarin, emperor tamarin, golden-headed lion tamarin, margay cat and others.
The Amazon Aviary is 9,000 square feet and holds a number of colorful Amazon birds such as white-bellied caique, scarlet ibis, and emerald toucan. The birds are able to roam through the facility as if in the wild. The Bauer Jaguar Exploration Outpost offers a number of hands-on experiment and information as well as some insect and spider displays.
This California Zoo has a Train ride, camel rides and Carousel available to guests for a small extra fee.
Where to Find Coupons & Discounts for the Santa Ana Zoo?
Santa Ana Zoo has a Senior rate of $7. A discount of $2.50 is offered if you come after 2pm
You can save money by going to the zoo later in the day. A discounted rate of $4 for adults and $2.50 for children is offered for guests arriving after 2 PM (not on holidays).
The third Sunday of every month is Resident FREE Day. Santa Ana residents can visit the zoo for FREE with proof of residency.
Local tourist coupon books may have discount coupons for the Santa Ana Zoo.
You can find out about current specials, deals and discounts on their website page, Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you have a membership to another AZA or California zoo, you may receive FREE or discounted admission to the Santa Ana zoo when you show your zoo membership card.
Memberships start at $50 and offer FREE unlimited admission for one year, discounts on the gift shop and snack bar, special membership days and FREE or discounted admission to over 150 zoos in the United States.
May 10th, 2014, September 27, 2014 and December 6, 2014 are membership appreciation days, members receive an ever steeper discount at the gift shops and on the rides.
Santa Ana Zoo Details
The Santa Ana Zoo is open every day except for Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Hours for this zoo in California are 10 am - 4 pm. Guests already in the zoo can stay until 5 pm. From Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 10 am to 5 pm
Regular admission prices are Adults $10, Children (3-12) $7 and children under 3 are FREE. Be aware that a service fee is charged when using credit and debit cards.
Parking is FREE.
Picnic areas are available inside the zoo. The zoo is located in Prentice Park and there are also picnic areas in the park.
Wheelchairs are available for a small fee at the gift shop. All exhibits are wheelchair accessible.