Dear Zoo supporters, Monterey Zoological is NOW OPEN on our normal days and hours!

We are however implementing a required protocol to protect our guests from the possible spread of illness while visiting. Visitors that are not feeling well, have an elevated temperature or have any possible symptoms of COVID19 are asked to postpone their visit until they are no longer feeling those symptoms. All visitors (over the age of 2yrs.) who are unvaccinated are required to wear a protective face covering at all times while on the property. All are still encouraged to exercise a 6+ft. social distance from anyone not in their family or group. Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing is requested. Stations for such have been installed throughout the zoo. (Please consider bringing your own hand sanitizer to help us budget the zoo’s limited supply.) Parents will be asked to keep all children within arms’ reach at all times to help them respect the space and comfort of other visitors. No food or eating is allowed yet at the zoo.   On-line gift shop purchases are also still available for those with concerns about sharing space with others indoors. These rules and restrictions will lessen as Monterey County Public Health instructs ~ we hope you’ll visit soon as our animals very much miss you and need your support. 

Monterey’s Newest Adventure

Where the Wild Things are! Get up close and personal with wild, exotic animals from around the world in a beautiful natural setting. An unforgettable family adventure!

Support Monterey’s 1st ZOO

Committed to providing our animals with the largest most naturalistic enclosures possible, Monterey Zoological Society, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, has successfully brought the Monterey County Communities their first world class zoological property to benefit all who live in and visit Monterey County!

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HOW TO VISIT

Monterey Zoo offers several different ways to visit, see, learn about and even interact with our animals. Full contact adventures are available for individuals as well as families and groups that range from 2-hours to ALL DAY experiences. Be sure to inquire about our QR-Code Signage to enhance your visit.

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TAKE A SAFARI

Hear the roar of tigers and lions near your private bungalow, and enjoy breakfast with one of our animal ambassadors! Plan your own close-to-home safari with accommodations at our Vision Quest Ranch Bed and Breakfast. One day complimentary admission to zoo is included with your stay.

Plan a Safari

There are so many ways to enjoy the Monterey Zoo. From customized packages to overnight safaris, plan your family adventure today! Here’s a sneak peak virtual tour of Monterey Zoo.


CLICK BELOW to check out our new RYDABLE ZOO TOURS ~ a unique, exciting, and best of all, fun activity for all ages. Yet another way we’re trying to bring back “family fun”. (This experience is temporarily suspended due to COVID)

Daily Hours

Monterey Zoo is OPEN every day, 10am – 3pm. (We only close to the public on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) Tickets are available in person or on-line. 

 

Family Annual Pass

Bring the family and come as often as you like with our family annual pass. Other annual pass packages are also available. Perfect for animal lovers everywhere!

 

Education

The Monterey Zoological Association offers educational programs to teach about animals around the world and in our own backyard. See our Education Page for details.

 

Special Events

Monterey Zoo events benefit the animals and the community. We guarantee they’re unlike any event you’ve attended! Check out our Events Page for information.

 

Hours

Daily
Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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Admission

Daily 
$35.25 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $110

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While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.

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Contact Info

400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: 831-455-1901

                       

Monterey Zoo is now PROUDLY accredited by Zoological Association of America. 

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