Dear Zoo supporters, Monterey Zoological is NOW OPEN on a LIMITED and RESTRICTED basis that we hope will benefit both our community and the animals.

We are allowing FIVE HOUSEHOLDS at a time, the ability to stretch their bodies and minds for 90 minutes while visiting and learning about the animals at Monterey Zoo. For more information about how you can reserve your time-slot immediately, please email reservations@montereyzoo.org. We will send you a full description of the restrictions we are currently forced to implement as well as instruction on how to make a reservation. We’ll also share information regarding educational opportunities we have in place to make your visit of value to your homeschooling efforts. In an attempt to keep our staff and other visitors healthy and safe, PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AT THE PROPERTY TO MAKE A RESERVATION. ALL reservations must be made in advance, via telephone AFTER receiving the information we will email you. We apologize for all the inconvenience however it is the only way we are able to offer our community any services at this time. The restrictions are beyond our control however they do create a completely hands-off and very socially distant environment for all. Keep in mind, you will be seeing our zoo as it has never been seen before as it is BRAND NEW. We hope to see you soon to help support the animals ~ they truly miss their visitors.

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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!

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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 a world class zoological property to benefit all who visit Monterey County!

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HOW TO VISIT

Due to COVID19, Monterey Zoo is open on a very limited/restricted basis. Phone reservations are required. Email reservations@montereyzoo.org for necessary information on how you can make reservations to stretch your mind and body while helping the animals at Monterey Zoo.

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TAKE A SAFARI

Hear the roar of tigers and lions just steps from your private bungalow, and enjoy breakfast with African elephants! 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 in 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!

Check out our new RYDABLE ZOO TOURS ~ a unique, exciting, and best of all, fun activity for all ages.

Daily Hours

Due to COVID19, Monterey Zoo is open on a limited/restricted basis. Phone reservations are required. Email reservations@montereyzoo.org to make a reservation.

 

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 Hours

Due to COVID19, Monterey Zoo is open on a limited/restricted basis. Phone reservations are required. Email reservations@montereyzoo.org for necessary information on how you can make reservations.

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Admission

Daily 
$35 ages 15 and up
$25 for children 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 $75

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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.

Contact Info

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

We are allowing FIVE HOUSEHOLDS at a time, the ability to stretch their bodies and minds for 90 minutes while visiting and learning about the animals at Monterey Zoo. For more information about how you can reserve your time-slot immediately, please email reservations@montereyzoo.org. We will send you a full description of the restrictions we are currently forced to implement as well as instruction on how to make a reservation. We’ll also share information regarding educational opportunities we have in place to make your visit of value to your homeschooling efforts. In an attempt to keep our staff and other visitors healthy and safe, PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AT THE PROPERTY TO MAKE A RESERVATION. ALL reservations must be made in advance, via telephone AFTER receiving the information we will email you. We apologize for all the inconvenience however it is the only way we are able to offer our community any services at this time. Keep in mind, you will be seeing our zoo as it has never been seen before for it is BRAND NEW. We hope to see you soon to help support the animals.

Click Here to Support our Zoo