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!

Support our Zoo

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.

Visit Us

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 always available for purchase in our Gift Shop

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!



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.



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

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$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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Gift Certificates available in our Zoo
Gift Shop

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

Vision Quest Ranch

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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